Swithland Wood

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
  • Cycling
  • Information Centre
  • Parking
  • Surfaced Paths
  • Walking Trails

Location Map

Newtown Linford Leicestershire