Grace Dieu Priory Woods Walk
This historic 13th century priory is located close to Coalville in North West Leicestershire.
It's a pleasant place for an easy walk with the photogenic ancient ruins surrounded by some attractive woodland trails. In the woods there's views of the Grace Dieu Brook and in the spring lots of pretty Wood Anenome's can be seen too.
One nice idea is to combine this walk with a visit to Mount St Bernard Abbey. The abbey lies just to the south east of the priory and can be reached by picking up the Ivanhoe Way at the southern end of the woods. Follow the waymarked trail east and it will take you past Whitwick to the abbey. Near here there's also Blackbrook Reservoir where you'll find some pleasant waterside trails to try.
PostcodeLE67 5UG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Grace Dieu Priory Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Grace Dieu Priory Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Grace Dieu Priory OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Grace Dieu Priory Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Bulls Head is located very close to the priory and a nice place for some post walk refreshment. The rustic pub serves a good range of meals and has a lovely garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at Loughborough Rd, Thringstone, LE67 8LR.
The priory woods are ideal for a pleasant dog walk. The Bulls Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.