Donisthorpe Woodland Park

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When: 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2014

Cost: Free

Opening hours: 9am-7pm

Website: Visit website

Walks & Trails

Donisthorpe Woodland Park was created in 1996 by on the former site of Donisthorpe Colliery, which was opened in 1857. The colliery lagoons have been capped with clay and planted with new woodland. The Hooborough Brook flows through the site with mature willow woodland on its banks and the line of the Ashby Canal runs along the edge of the park from which a network of rolled stone paths lead into the woods.

Grey alder acts as a 'nurse' species to the 20 hectares of newly planted woodland of Corsican pine, larch, oak, ash and cherry by creating shelter. A coppice hazel wood provides bean and pea sticks for local gardeners. There are various paths around Donisthorpe Woodlands that provide interesting walks and a chance to see the birds and wildlife that lives in the woodland. The Park also includes a section of the 3-mile long Ashby Woulds Hertitage Trail that runs between Moira and Measham.

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Venue address

Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12

Venue contact details

Tel: 0116 2656961



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