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    Overseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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    OS Grid Ref


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    Site Owner

    The National Forest Company

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    Path Type

    Grassy paths

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    Unsurfaced paths which can be muddy in wet weather

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Cadborough Hill is an excellent vantage point for the wider National Forest that rolls beyond the site’s boundaries. Those who step out on this short but steep detour will gain a bird’s eye view of the emerging Forest landscape; with Moira and the Forest woodlands to the north, sweeping around towards Rosliston and Coton in the Elms to the west, and Grangewood in the middle distance. It could be considered a ‘typical’ National Forest scene of mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland, mostly under 30 years old, sitting alongside towns and farmland. At the foot of the hill is what is known locally as ‘Dead Dane’s Bottom’, purportedly the site of an ancient battle between Anglo-Saxons and Danes.

The site is very popular with walkers, particularly local dog walkers, but also long-distance walkers of the National Forest Way which crosses the site.


  • Dog walking 
  • Information centre 
  • Walking trails 

Advance visit information

  • Local car parking available in Overseal

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