The Outwoods

Charnwood Borough Council owns and manages this Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Classed as an Ancient Woodland, the Outwoods supports a rich variety of plants, insects and birds typical of such old woodlands. Wet alder and dry oak/birch woodland is interspersed with blocks of conifer planting, evidence of the extensive clear felling and commercial replanting which took place in the 1940's. The pre-Cambrian rocky outcrops are a characteristic feature of the Charnwood area.

If you visit in Spring, look out for the bluebells which carpet the ground and listen out for birds announcing their territories.

Car parking is Pay & Display.

At weekends, a cafe operates out of a converted double-decker bus next to the car park.


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Information Centre
  • No Paths/Rough Paths
  • Parking
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Walking
  • Walking Trails

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