A 61ha remnant of the original Charnwood Forest, Swithland Wood is part of the Bradgate Estate and is managed by the Bradgate Park Trust.
As a remnant of the Charnwood Forest Oak Woods, Swithland consists principally of mature oak, birch, alder and lime, which support a rich variety of butterflies, moths and birds. The famous Swithland Slate - characteristic of many buildings in the area - was quarried from the two quarries in the wood, which have since flooded.
A good network of waymarked footpaths and riding tracks extend throughout the wood and link directly to Bradgate Park.
- Bus Service
- Information Centre
- Surfaced Paths
- Walking Trails