The Great Outdoors

Explore the countryside surrounding Hinckley and Market Bosworth. Situated on the edge of the magnificent National Forest, there’s plenty to discover. The National Forest long distance walking trail explores the highlights of the National Forest, extending over 75 miles from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire. Throughout this trail you will see how modern life is threaded through a mosaic of green spaces, towns and villages, all framed by woodland.

Bagworth Heath Woods

Heath Road, Bagworth, Leicestershire LE67 1DL

Bagworth Heath Woods is made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds. There is a network of grass and surfaced paths throughout offering relaxing walks through varied habitats and extensive views.

Billa Barra Hill

Billa Barra Lane, Markfield LE67 9TA
Tel: 0 1455 238141

This 20.8 hectare site consists of formerly improved pasture, surrounding a small hilltop plantation, dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s and a small quarry.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park

Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD
Tel: 01455 290429

Bosworth Battlefield tells the story which changed the course of history in 1485, when two Kings, Richard III and Henry VII fought over the Crown of England, and Henry established the powerful Tudor dynasty.

Bosworth Marina

Carlton Road, Market Bosworth CV13 6PG
Tel: 01455 291111

The Harry and Sally day boat is based at Bosworth Marina, situated on the tranquil rural and lockless Ashby Canal, which passes through an attractive farming landscape, close to visitor attractions and pretty villages. Full or mini day hire & short taster trips available.

Burbage Common & Woods

Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DD  
Tel: 01455 238141

Burbage Common and Woods is a mix of semi-natural woodland and unspoilt grassland and is 80 hectares (200 acres) in size. Onsite parking, cafe, toilets and visitor centre.

Groby Pool

Newtown Linford Lane, Groby, Leicester LE6 0FF

Groby Pool is  on the southern edge of Charnwood Forest and is reputedly the largest natural expanse of open water in Leicestershire, covering 38 acres (15 ha). Groby Pool and the surrounding area are of great ecological importance and contains a wide range of plants and animals.

Market Bosworth Country Park

The Park, Market Bosworth CV13 0LP

A network of surfaced paths throughout the park provides access for all. The woodlands are ideal for bird watching and the arboretum at the park contains a collection of exotic tree species.

Shenton Station & Cutting

Shenton Lane, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire CV13 0AA

Shenton Station can be used as a starting point for exploring the Battlefield and wider Battlefield Walk, as well as accessing the Ashby Canal and Market Bosworth village.

Thornton Reservoir

Reservoir Road, Thornton, Leicestershire LE67 1AR

Thornton Reservoir is a peaceful and picturesque location that offers a wide network of trails and footpaths around the reservoir
and through the woodland areas.