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    Off the B587, north-east of Ashby de la Zouch. Parking is available courtesy of Staunton Harold Estates at The Ferrers Centre.

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    Path Type

    A network of cycle routes, bridle and footpaths give access to the woods.

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    Some surfaced paths

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    Site Owner

    Forestry England

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Alistair’s Wood

Alistair’s Wood is a community woodland planted in March 2003. The creation of this woodland was supported by a personal donation from the publisher, Felix Dennis, named after a long-standing work colleague, Alastair Ramsay. Formerly part of the Dog Lount Mine opencast coal mining site, the land was then used for agricultural production in the late 1940s. This 34-hectare wood has been planted with native broadleaf species such as oak, ash and birch to complement the mature hedgerow and roadside trees already present, making it a peaceful place for walking. Avenues of fruit and nut trees have also been planted including apple, pear and walnut providing colour all year round.

Bignall’s Wood

Bignall’s Wood is the newest of the three woods. It was planted in early 2005, and is named after the family that used to farm the land. The wood is home to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope, a green space planted with daffodils, sponsored in the memory of a loved one. A total of 10,000 bulbs were planted under the trees at the entrance to Bignall’s Wood in October 2004.

Jaguar Lount Wood

This unique 72-hectare woodland was created between 2001 and 2004 with sponsorship from Jaguar Cars. It is the largest area of walnut trees planted in Britain. Eventually the beautifully marked timber from these trees will provide high quality veneers for cars and furniture.


  • Car parking is available courtesy of Staunton Harold Estates at The Ferrers Centre
  • Toilets and refreshments at the Ferrers Centre
  • Cycling route 52 runs to the east through Coalville

Discover more

To enhance your visit to the National Forest why not take a look at the unique array of attractions on offer. 

Explore a trail

Why not explore the Forest on one of our circular trails? Each showcasing the variety of landscapes across the National Forest.