Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail
This lovely short cycle and walking trail runs from Measham near Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Moira along a disused railway path. The path passes old Donisthorpe Colliery site, which is now a Woodland Park and Conkers - a forest-based attraction with a number of activities to enjoy. The trail includes a pleasant waterside section along the Ashby Canal.
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In Moira there's the splendid Moira Furnace to visit. There's a fine country park here with woodland and parkland trails surrounding the early 19th century iron furnace. There's also a museum featuring lime kilns and craft workshops. Here you can learn all about Moira's significant part in the industrial revolution. The woods, ponds and mountain bike trails of Hicks Lodge are also located near here and well worth exploring.
Just to the south east you'll find more woodland trails and a series of pretty lakes at Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood and Sence Valley Forest Park on the outskirts of Coalville.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Leicestershire Walks page.