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.
A Charnwood Forest Regional Park map is now available. This is a colourful 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey based map covering the whole of the Regional Park on a single sheet, with additional information on permissive access and features of interest. It costs £4.99 and can be purchased online (p+p £1.50) from www.mapstop.co.uk . It is also on sale at Bradgate Park and Charnwood Museum with other local outlets to follow soon.
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.
Page Last Updated: 2 July 2014