Bagworth Heath Woods
Less than a mile south of Bagworth, towards Merry Lees and Desford, this 75 hectare (185 acre) Country Park has been tranformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource. Owned and managed by Leicestershire County Council, Bagworth Heath Woods is made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds. There is a network of grass and surfaced paths throughout offering relaxing walks through varied habitats and extensive views. A surfaced multi-use path offers a one kilometre permissive link through the site for horse riders and cyclists.
The site is linked to the villages of Thornton and Bagworth by the circular 100 mile walk around Leicestershire, the Leicestershire Round.
- Free parking at Heath Road, Bagworth, LE67 1DL
- Open daily: 9am - 4pm (Oct - Mar), 9am - 7pm (Apr - Sept)
- Bus Route: Arriva 26 (alight in Main Street, Bagworth, walking involved). Contact Traveline for further information
- Location Map
Things to See and Do
- 1km multi-use surfaced path
- Sculpture and examples of stone walls
- Lakes and ponds
History and Wildlife of Bagworth
As this young site continues to grow and develop, so does the wildlife it can support. See the wildlife page to find out more. Plus! See our history page to find out more about the park's mining past and regeneration.
Tel: 0116 305 5000 (8.30am - 5pm Mon - Thu, 8.30am - 4.30pm Fri). Outside of these times, emergencies only please.
Email: email@example.com Emails are checked during the week. You will not receive a response to your email at weekends or Bank Holidays.
Page Last Updated: 1 November 2012