Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

Leicestershire, England
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About Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

Bradgate Park covers 830 acres of countryside, an historic mediaeval deer park and the largest country park in Leicestershire. It lies within Charnwood Forest. The upper areas of the park are wild and rugged, dotted with rocky outcrops and trees; while the lower part is more level and includes a tarmac driveway suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The River Lin also runs through lower part, providing space for paddling and picnicking. Red and Fallow Deer can be seen in the park and there are bridleways for horse-riding.

Various historic monuments are located within the park, including Bradgate House, home to Lady Jane Grey who was beheaded in 1554. Swithland Wood is located just to the north of the park, 146 acres of ancient woodland designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an important habitat for plant and animal species.

Wildlife Watching
Paddle Boarding
Nature Photography
Horse Riding
Leicestershire, England
Latitude: 52.693164, Longitude: -1.214432

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