Stage 8 National Forest Way: Moira & Rosliston Forestry Centre
The National Forest Way takes walkers on a 75-mile journey through a transforming landscape.
Between Conkers Waterside and Rosliston Forestry Centre, this 7½-mile stage of the Way takes you through young and established woodlands including Cadborough Hill Wood, with its views across the surrounding landscape, and the ancient woodland Grange Wood, one of the few surviving ancient woodlands in this area.
As you emerge from the woodlands look out for the characteristic tall church spires rising above rolling fields as you walk through meadows and farmland of the Mease Lowlands.
Points of Interest
Conkers Discovery Centre is at the heart of The National Forest. Built on a former deep mine, it was one of the first visitor attractions to be developed. Here you can explore 120 acres of forest, adventure play and over 100 indoor interactive exhibits.
Cadborough Hill Wood
At the base of Cadborough Hill is a valley known locally as Dead-Dane Bottom. If you walk up the steep slope of Cadborough Hill you can enjoy a dramatic panorama of the developing National Forest.
Grangewood Estate through to Penguin Wood
This is an extended section of connected woodlands where new planting on a large scale sits next to ancient and maturing woodlands. It is a bold demonstration of the intention to create a connected forested landscape.
Rosliston Forestry Centre
Rosliston Forestry Centre was the first visitor centre in The National Forest and has a strong environmental education programme well used by schools and other groups. The centre includes waymarked walking and cycle routes, birds of prey demonstrations and sculpture trails.