GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits MartinshawWood in the National Forest near Groby and the city of Leicester.
You can start the walk from the car park near the M1, about a mile west of Groby. The walk then crosses a bridge over the motorway to access the trails on the eastern side of the woods. There's hundreds of acres to explore on a network of paths suitable for both walkers and cyclists.
The woods are also great for wildlife with goldcrest, woodcock and woodpeckers to look out for on the walk.
You can continue your walking in the area by heading a short distance north east to visit the pretty Groby Pool.


LE6 0LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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MartinshawWood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

MartinshawWood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The National Forest Way passes through the area. The long distance trail takes you to several of the highlights of the National Forest area. You could follow the trail west to visit Thornton Reservoir and Bagworth Heath Woods.


Martinshaw Wood - - 205749

Martinshaw Wood. This wood has been a productive managed wood since the C13th and it now forms part of the National Forest. There are several car parks which allow access and numerous walks through the area, some easily accessible by wheel chair users.

Entrance to Martinshaw Wood - - 2909758

Entrance to Martinshaw Wood

Martinshaw Wood - - 205756

The wood is owned by the woodland trust

Martinshaw Wood, Groby - - 156158

Martinshaw Wood, Groby. This ancient woodland is criss-crossed by many paths and rides. A late 1940s/1950s housing estate on the edge of Groby backs onto the eastern edge of the woodland.


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