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Best Kept Villages

Best Kept Villages
Swadlincote, Derbyshire

This 9 mile route takes you through some of the prettiest villages in the Mease Lowlands and links both Ancient Woodlands and new woodlands.


Branston Water Park

Branston Water Park
Lichfield Road, Branston, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
Tel: 01283 508000

Lakes formed from the flooding of a disused gravel pit, surrounded by woodland, wetland and wildflower meadow.


Calke walk

Calke Walk - Wildlife & Woodlands
Ticknall, Derbyshire

Walking through the undulating upland of the Calke Uplands, there are superb views across the Trent Valley and beyond.


Charnwood Peaks walk

Charnwood Peaks walk
Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

This walk takes you to the four peaks that define Charnwood Forest.



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Walk among a sea of snowdrops in February, a blanket of bluebells in May or through the Forest's fiery displays of reds and golds in Autumn.  Download fantastic walks across the three counties of the Forest - Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

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Walks up to 5 miles.

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Walks from 5 to 10 miles.

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Walks over 10 miles.

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Specifically designed sites and attractions that are suitable for all abilities.  They include details of path surfaces and gradients; toilets and other facilities; inc. parking for the disabled.

The National Forest Way takes walkers on a journey through a transforming landscape, from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire (east to west, or west to east).

The trail leads through young and ancient woodlands, market towns and the industrial heritage of the Forest’s changing landscape.

For more information on the route please visit or download the National Forest Way general leaflet.

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