Boothorpe Wood

Boothorpe Wood is a 38 hectare site in the Heart of the National Forest and has been planted with woodlands, grassland and parkland.

Created across a natural valley, the site is framed by woodland, but has a central area that is being managed as parkland, with mature trees and newly planted ones scattered throughout an area of grassland. The planting scheme was designed to make the most of the views within the site and also from the site into the wider countryside. From its northern slope, you can see as far as Cannock Chase.

Gorse Lane, which forms the western boundary of the Wood, is a bridleway and a new riding circuit has been created within the Wood to open it to wider equestrian use. So Boothorpe is now a brilliant place to walk, run and ride.

Gorse Lane is also part of the National Forest Way and separates Boothorpe Wood from the adjacent Feanedock Wood and, together, they are the venue for the National Forest TIMBER Festival. During July, Boothorpe Wood becomes the campsite for the Festival.

Boothorpe Wood is owned and managed by the National Forest Company


  • Bus Service
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Grassy Paths
  • Horse Riding Trails
  • Open All Year
  • Riding
  • Viewpoint
  • Walking

Location Map

Moira Swadlincote Leicestershire