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Stay over and make the most of your visit to The National Forest Wood Fair.

Short Breaks & Vouchers

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill boasts some of the best views in Leicestershire. You can walk to the summit of this former Bronze Age hill fort, wander through the Native Tree Collection and Enchanted Labyrinth and scramble over some of the oldest rock on the planet. Children will love the Natural Play Area and watching the sheep, alpacas, pigs and cattle as they help to maintain the heathland.

Due to its great archaeological importance and wildlife value, Beacon Hill is legally protected. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a SSSI (site of special scientific importance).

The National Forest Way sees Beacon Hill as its start point, walking the 75-mile long distance trail westbound.

Beacon Hill car parks will be open as usual to regular county park users during the Wood Fair.

Read more about Beacon Hill on Leicestershire County Council's website:

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Travelling to the show

The country park lies three miles south of Loughborough and is a five minute drive from M1 junctions 22 and 23.

By car

Yellow AA signage will be in operation during the event weekend.

From M1 junction 22 follow the A511 towards Coalville. Take the B591 at the roundabout and follow the signs to the Wood Fair.

From M1 junction 23 follow the A512 towards Ashby de la Zouch. Take the left turn onto the B591 and follow the signs to the Wood Fair.

Entrance adjacent to Upper Beacon Car Park

By bus – Park and Ride

The National Forest Wood Fair will be offering a FREE Park and Ride from Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8TE. The service will run every half hour from 9.00am-5:30pm.

By bike

Bike racks will be provided close to the entry point. Discounts will be given to cyclists.

How far?

  • From Loughborough – approx. 5 miles (8 km)
  • From Leicester – approx. 14 miles (23 km)
  • From Burton upon Trent – approx. 23 miles (38 km)
  • From Birmingham – approx. 43 miles (69 km)
  • From Derby – approx. 23 miles (38 km)
  • From Nottingham – approx. 21 miles (34 km)
  • From London – approx. 111 miles (179 km)