Royal Tigers Wood

This Woodland Trust managed site consists of 14ha of woodland which was planted in 1993/4 through funds raised by the now-disbanded Royal Leicestershire Regiment.  An arboretum containing 17 species of trees from countries in which the Regiment served (as the 17th Foot) lies at the bottom of the slope by the hedgerow. 

A locally quarried memorial stone bears a Regimental plaque. It is flanked by two Mercer's Oaks, brought to the UK from the tree in Princeton (USA) around which the surrounded 17th Foot routed part of Washington's army and bayonetted its commander (Mercer) in during the American War of Independence in 1777.

The site is on the route of National Forest Coal Tips to Country Parks medium walk and on the Leicestershire Round long distance path.


  • Bus Service
  • Grassy Paths
  • Parking
  • Walking Trails

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Thornton Leicestershire