GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bagworth Heath Woods

1 miles (2.2 km)

This walk explores Bagworth Heath Woods in the National Forest area of Leicestershire, near the town of Coalville.
The park is located on the site of the former Desford Colliery and includes some pretty lakes, woodland trails and lots of wildlife. There's also a cycle track running through the centre of the site.
You can start your walk from the car park at the southern end of the site, near to the fishing lakes.
The National Forest Way passes through the heath. You could pick up this long distance trail and follow it east to visit the nearby Thornton Reservoir and MartinshawWood. Heading north west would take you to Sence Valley Forest Park.


LE67 1DL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bagworth Heath Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bagworth Heath Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the woods and heath are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west there's the worthy village of Shackerstone to explore. There's some pleasant canalside walks and the heritage Battlefield Line Railway station to visit here.


Lake - - 174542

Lake view. Once there was a colliery somewhere just here.

Bagworth and District Angling Club - - 542234

Bagworth and District Angling Club

Car park at Bagworth Heath Wood - - 542224

Car park at Bagworth Heath Wood

Thornton viewed from Bagworth Heath - - 542243

Thornton viewed from Bagworth Heath. Part of 75 hectares of woodland, heathland, grassland and lakes within the National Forest in Leicestershire.

Manor Wood - - 2187788

Manor Wood autumn colours

Public footpath across Bagworth Heath - - 542248

Public footpath across Bagworth Heath


GPS Files

GPX File

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