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    Rawdon Road, Moira, Leicestershire, DE12 6DQ

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    Path Type

    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

    Leicestershire County Council

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Sarah’s Wood is a 10-hectare woodland on the edge of Moira, designed with the aim of providing an accessible woodland for all. It was created by the National Forest, Leicestershire County Council and SOS (Stars Organisation Supporting Action for People with Cerebral Palsy). The woodland name was chosen via the Leicester Mercury newspaper in recognition of the support that Sarah Louise Goudie, a five-year-old child suffering from cerebral palsy, had given to the SOS woodland appeal. SOS member Alan Titchmarsh planted the first trees in the new woodland.

Today, Sarah’s Wood has transformed into an attractive woodland and wildlife haven, comprising native broadleaf trees, hedgerows and a hay meadow. Path gradients are quite gentle, easy for motorised wheelchairs, but the steeper sections may be difficult for manual wheelchairs and push chairs. Benches are located at points along the trails for resting. A footbridge now links the wood to the adjacent Conkers waterside.

The site is also notable for its grove of memorial trees including dedications to inspirational historical figures, Mahatma Gandhi and Anne Frank.


  • Café refreshments
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs allowed
  • Picnic facilities

Advance visit information

  • Car parking including disabled spaces
  • Local bus services

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