This walk visits Martinshaw Wood 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.
PostcodeLE6 0LT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Martinshaw Wood Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Martinshaw Wood Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Martinshaw Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Martinshaw Wood 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.