Route directions & information

Lots of wildlifeBeacon Hill and Bradgate

The craggy uplands of Charnwood have ancient woodlands, abundant wildlife and some of the oldest rocks in Britain.

Open spacesBradgate Park and Thornton Reservoir

From the edge of Charnwood to new farm woodlands, ancient and modern come together in The National Forest.

Coal and clayThornton Reservoir and Sence Valley Forest Park

An area of transformation, where the collieries of the past have become the woodlands of the future.

Attractive villagesSence Valley Forest Park and Ashby de la Zouch

Pretty villages, the historic market town of Ashby de la Zouch and the largest new woodland in the Forest.

Historic buildingsAshby de la Zouch and Ticknall

Pass through the land of Ivanhoe to visit stately homes, historic deer parks and woodlands full of wildlife.

By the waterTicknall to Hartshorne

Between two pretty villages, enjoy a walk across rolling farmland, through extensive woodlands and past open water.

Great viewsHartshorne and Moira

From open farmland to former colliery villages, see how new woodland has changed the landscape of The National Forest.

Family funMoira and Rosliston Forestry Centre

A walk through new woodlands that links two of the best family attractions in The National Forest.

By the waterRosliston Forestry Centre and Branston Water Park

The River Trent dominates this walk as it links open countryside to the urban edge of Burton.

Great viewsBranston Water Park and Rangemore

Walk beside an historic canal and soak up the spectacular views of the Trent Valley from the edge of Needwood.

Ancient woodlandsRangemore and Yoxall

Get far from the crowd as you walk through the heart of the ancient Needwood Forest.

By the waterYoxall and the National Memorial Arboretum

Follow the Rivers Swarbourn and Trent through new woodlands and open countryside on the edge of The National Forest.