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9 Outdoors- Other to explore in Leicestershire


Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve
Aylestone Meadows Local Nature ReserveCanal St, Leicester LE2 8LZ, UK

Aylestone Meadows Local Nature Reserve is an important wildlife reserve in the city. and has been a popular location for the people of Leicester to spend their leisure time. Today it is a quiet oasis in the city, perfect for walking, cycling, picnics, fishing, and boating. Birdwatchers and animal lovers aside, the meadows attracts families and people wanting a quick and accessible escape from city life into a tranquil country paradise.

Brocks Hill Country Park
Brocks Hill Country ParkWashbrook Ln, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5JJ, UK

Brocks Hill is an established 67-acre country park, which was part of the community providing an area for relaxation and recreation, while promoting rich and diverse wildlife habitats including woodland, meadows, ponds, and community orchard, which are all laid out with access friendly paths. One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time in the middle of nature.

Hick's Lodge
Hick's LodgeWillesley Woodside, Moira Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Swadlincote LE65 2UP, UK

Hicks Lodge, which is owned by Forestry England, is a fantastic day out for the whole family - from budding cyclists to the more confident. Set in beautiful young woodland at the heart of the National Forest, it has been designed with the whole family in mind with a variety of trails to explore.

Market Bosworth Country Park
Market Bosworth Country Park115 The Park, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 0LP, UK

Market Bosworth Country Park in Leicestershire extends to 35 hectares and lies immediately to the east of the historic market town of Market Bosworth. The park features a lake, a planted arboretum with many different exotic species, a wildflower meadow, and community woodland. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and also you can rejuvenate your mind and body.

Out Woods
Out WoodsOut Woods, Loughborough, UK

The Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland to the south of Loughborough and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood. The Outwoods supports a rich variety of plants, insects and birds typical of such old woodlands. The Outwoods is open all year round and the car park and toilets are open from approximately 7am until dusk. Adjacent to the Outwoods is the smaller Jubilee Wood and close by is Beacon Hill.

Sence Valley Forest Park
Sence Valley Forest Park14 Ravenstone Rd, Ibstock LE67 6NW, UK

A beautiful 60ha country park created by Leicestershire County Council on a former opencast colliery site near Heather. It includes the River Sence and three major lakes, which attract a wide variety of wildfowl. Large areas of the site are planted with Corsican pine, larch and poplars, which will provide an income when they are thinned in about 20 years. It is excellent for birdwatchers. Surfaced trails provide access for walkers, cyclists, riders and disabled visitors. A varied events programm

Staunton Harold Reservoir
Staunton Harold ReservoirStaunton Harold Reservoir, United Kingdom

This beautiful 210-acre reservoir was built in 1964. It has a visitor center and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy, and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. The reservoir also includes two nature reserves, coarse fishing and the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Has an events programme and features a large adventure play area.

Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum
Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor MuseumBond Ln, Mountsorrel, Loughborough LE12 7AA, UK

The Stonehurst Family Farm and Motor Museum is a working farm and a motor museum located in the village of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. It is a real working family farm, come and meet our cows, sheep, and pigs and their farmyard friends. Take home some of Leicestershire’s finest produce, with homegrown potatoes, organic herbs and vegetables, free-range eggs and local cheeses meats, and delicatessen in the Stonehurst Farm Shop and also visit Stonehurst Motor Museum, housing a fascinating collecti

Stoney Cove
Stoney CoveStoney Cove, Leicester LE9, UK

Stoney Cove is a large flooded quarry which is a popular inland scuba diving site, located between Stoney Stanton and Sapcote in Leicestershire, England. It is now home of the UK National Diving Centre, probably the body of water where more people qualify as scuba divers than any other place in the UK. The site is regularly used to train police divers and even US Air Force.

Map of Outdoors- Other to explore in Leicestershire