BRADGATE PARK was first enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago.
Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. If you do not fancy tramping over the hills, the lower part of the Park is easily accessible with a tarmac driveway running through the middle that is mainly traffic-free and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The River Lin runs through the Lower Park and is a popular spot to sit and picnic or just sit and watch the deer while children paddle in the shallows.
SWITHLAND WOOD is an attractive and atmospheric area of Ancient Woodland, covering 146 acres and a remnant of the original Charnwood Forest Oak Woods. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Swithland Wood is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.
The Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood Country Park is managed by the Bradgate Park Trust (Registered Charity no. 521476).
Peter R. Tyldesley MRICS, Land Agent & Surveyor, Bradgate Park Trust, Estate Office, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 OHE Tel: 0116 236 2713.
For visitor information, further details and bookings – telephone Lynda Taylor at the Estate Office – Leicester (0116) 234 1850.
Sealed Knot image supplied by Susan Guy
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