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    Markfield Road, Ratby, Leicestershire, LE6 0LS

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    Path Type

    Grassy and surfaced paths 

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    Surfaced paths suitable for all users (wheelchair users will require assistance due to inclines)

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    Site Owner

    Woodland Trust

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Pear Tree Wood was created in 1997 to connect nearby Burroughs Wood and Martinshaw Wood. Although planted with essentially a mix of native broadleaved trees, conifers in the northern section blend with those at Martinshaw Wood, to encourage the movement of pine-loving wildlife, particularly moths. The wood also includes a millennium feature of 12 coast redwoods, as well as a number of Scots pine. Open ground has been left at the stream to encourage different species to thrive in different habitats.


  • Dog walking
  • Sustrans cycle ride
  • Walking trails

Advance visit information

  • Local car parking

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