Charnwood Forest Regional Park
Charnwood Forest is a distinctive area of upland landscape towards the north-west of Leicestershire. It is valued for its international geological importance, rich biodiversity, landscape beauty, historical importance, and recreational role. It is also a traditional working landscape with a high proportion of land in agricultural use and several quarries.
Leicestershire County Council is working with a range of local partners to manage and promote the unique cultural and heritage features of Charnwood Forest, through the Charnwood Forest Regional Park (Plan). Since January 2012, the Regional Park has operated under the governance of a Steering Group, supported by and responsible to a wider Stakeholder Group. Background information on work undertaken prior to January 2012 can be found here.
Charnwood Roots is a heritage lottery funded project run by the Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust. The project is exploring the history of thirty-five towns and villages in and around Charnwood Forest with the help of volunteers and local communities.
A Charnwood Forest Regional Park map will be published in spring 2014. The 1:25,000 OS-based map will cover the whole of the area on a single sheet with information on permissive access and features of interest. It will be available to buy locally and online.
Page Last Updated: 7 March 2014