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Yew Trail Outdoor Classroom

Yew Trail Outdoor Classroom

Educational opportunities in the heart of The National Forest

Situated in Ulverscroft near Markfield and less than 10 miles from the centre of Leicester, Yew Trail offers a secluded, safe area of private woodland, where Key Stage 1 and 2 children of all abilities can explore, enjoy and experience the natural world through practical involvement.

Yew Trail and the surrounding grounds provide the opportunity to study cross curriculum activities, the Environment, Science, Water Projects, Geography, Literacy and Art. To observe and investigate a wide variety of flora, fauna, animals and birds and the chance to enjoy orienteering, shelter building and pond dipping. These excellent facilities are also ideal for young people with special educational needs, special schools, youth groups and organisations.

This unique site has been fully risk assessed in conjunction with Leicestershire County Council's Beacon Hill Country Park Rangers who have also completed an environmental impact study for the area. There is on site parking for coaches and minibuses plus toilet facilities suitable for young people with disabilities. In addition the grounds offer wheelchair friendly access deep into the woods, stunning views along our extensive series of pathways and a disability accessible Bird Hide.

'Yew Trail' is set in the grounds of Ulverscroft Manor, one of two houses owned and run by the Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation, a registered charity that has provided Support, Care and Friendship to elderly people and adults of all ages with disabilities, from throughout Leicestershire, since 1990. The development of Yew Trail is an ongoing process and in order to extend this project and continue the varied charitable work the Foundation undertakes, a nominal donation of 3.00 per head is requested from each visiting group.

For more information, to arrange an advance visit or to book a day out at Yew Trail contact:

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Shuttlewood Clarke Foundation Ulverscroft Grange
Whitwick Road, Ulverscroft near Markfield, Leicestershire,
LE67 9QB

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01530 244914

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