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Edited: 22nd November 2018

Bagworth Heath Woods dog walk, Leicestershire


An almost secret woodland and lake with quiet charm, and a great place for a dog walk. At one time this was the Desford Colliery, now there are just a few traces of the former industry - look for the headstocks in the middle of the fishing lake.


Getting there:  Signed for Forterra Desford with a huge blue sign. Car park is on the right. Free parking. Picnic tables.  Dog bins. Car park for the Woods has 2m height restriction. On road parking for vans is possible.


You'd never guess that this was once a colliery!  There's a good mix of grass and lake, and you can venture further afield on the 100 mile Leicester Round walk which links into Bagworth Heath.  There's a 1km surfaced path, good for wheelchairs and buggies.

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Edited: 22nd November 2018. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.