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Get the Date in Diaries for The Heart of the Forest Tour

Wednesday, 3rd June 2009

The Heart of the Forest Tour

Not only does this give passengers a glimpse of the growing woodlands over the hedgerows while travelling to the fantastic attractions, but the on-board guide will furnish them with local myths, fascinating historical snippets and maybe a gag or two!

The big red bus will start its journey picking up passengers in Leicester city centre.  It will then travel to the pretty market town of Ashby de la Zouch where it will start its four laps of key attractions in The National Forest. 

The tour is being organised by North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with the National Forest Company and Roberts Coaches with support from Snibston, Conkers, Donington le Heath Manor House, Moira Furnace, YHA National Forest and Leicestershire County Council Road Safety Team.

The route includes Ashby Castle, Conkers Waterside, YHA National Forest, Moira Furnace, Sence Valley Forest Park, Donington le Heath Manor House, Coalville town Centre, Snibston Discovery Park and then back to Ashby de la Zouch town centre. 

Timetables and tickets will be available from Ashby Tourist Information Centre.  For more information contact 01530 411 767.

The open top tour is just one of the huge choice of things to do in The National Forest during the long summer break, ensuring young ones and their older companions alike are kept entertained - whatever the summer weather brings! For more information on attractions, activities, events and places to stay in and around The National Forest, the 2009 visitor guides to the Forest and Beyond are bursting with great ideas.  These are available from Tourist Information Centres or from the National Forest Company.


Heart of the Forest Open Top Bus Tour – Ashby TIC – Tel: 01530 411 767

 Attractions en route

Ashby de la Zouch Castle – Tel: 01530 413 343,

Conkers – Tel: 01283 216 633,

Donington le Heath Manor House, 01530 831 259,

Moira Furnace – Tel: 01283 225 682,

Sence Valley Forest Park, Forestry Commission – 01889 586 593,

Snibston Discovery Park – Tel: 01530 278 444,

YHA National Forest – Tel: 0870 770 6141,