Route details

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    7.5 miles 

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    3.5 hours

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    OS Explorer maps 245

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    OS Grid Ref

    SK 31355 15950

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    Conkers Waterside, Moira (DE12 6BA)  

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    Path type

    Roads, unsurfaced paths, tracks, woodland trails and farmland

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    Unsurfaced paths may be muddy in wet weather

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  • NFW Stage 8 - Eastbound

    NFW Stage 8 - Eastbound

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  • NFW Stage 8 - Westbound

    NFW Stage 8 - Westbound

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This stage takes you through young and established woodlands including Cadborough Hill Wood and alongside the ancient woodland of Grange Wood. As you emerge from the woodlands look out for the characteristic tall church spires rising above rolling fields as you walk through the Mease Lowlands.  


Walk highlights


Conkers was one of the earliest visitor attractions to be developed in The National Forest. Built on a former deep coal mine, you can now explore 120 acres of woodland, enjoy adventure play and over 100 indoor interactive exhibits.

Cadborough Hill Wood

At the base of Cadborough Hill is a valley known locally as Dead-Dane Bottom. If you walk up the steep slope of Cadborough Hill you can enjoy a dramatic panorama of the developing National Forest.

Grangewood Estate & Penguin Wood

This is an extended section of connected woodlands where new planting on a large scale sits next to ancient and maturing woodlands. It is a bold demonstration of the intention to create a connected forested landscape. 

Rosliston Forestry Centre

This popular visitor centre was the first to open in The National Forest. You can walk and cycle through the woodlands, spot the wildlife or take part in the Centre’s environmental education programme.



  • Car Parking
  • Grassy Paths
  • Picnic Area

Where to eat

  • Conkers Waterside Cafe
  • Rosliston The Hub Cafe 

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