GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rosliston Forestry Centre and Walking Map

2 miles (3.4 km)

This walk explores the Rosliston Forestry Centre and the village of Rosliston in the National Forest, South Derbyshire.
The area includes woodland trails, meadows, ponds, lots of butterflies and some interesting sculptures. There's also cycle trails and the epic National Forest Way to pick up in the park.
The site includes a fine visitor centre where you can hire bikes and learn about the different types of bird you can spot from the bird hides. There's also a car park and cafe.
Just to the east you can continue your walking around Badger Wood where there are more pleasant trails to try.


DE12 8JX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Rosliston Forestry Centre OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rosliston Forestry Centre Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the on site Hub Café you can enjoy a range of refreshments after your exercise.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails are great for dog walking so you'll probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you could visit the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas. Here you will find 30,000 trees in a 150 acre Arboretum, forming a unique living tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.


Rosliston Forestry Centre "Falcon" - - 64180

Rosliston Forestry Centre "Falcon". Falcon climbing frame at Rosliston which is the oldest of the Forestry Commission's community woodlands within The National Forest. 120,000 trees were planted between 1994 and 1996 creating areas of broadleaf wood (oak, ash, birch) pine wood and larch wood. Existing mature woodland is found at Fox Covert which gives a clue as to how the rest of the wood may look in the future. The site already boasts many facilities including a visitor centre, Falcon restaurant, indoor play area, craft centre, waymarked walks and cycle routes, outdoor play area including crazy golf and basketball court, trim trail, sensory garden, two memorial woods, BBQ site and observation hides and the magnificent Rolls Royce Greenheart lake on which fishing is permitted.

Sculpture - - 450726

Sculpture dedicated to South Derbyshire Miners

Greenheart Lake - - 467437

Greenheart Lake Rosliston Forestry Centre - an artificial lake with a wooden bridge - feed from a dammed stream.

Bridge on Greenheart Lake - - 467441

Bridge on Greenheart Lake

Log Archway Rosliston Forestry Centre - - 591209

Log Archway Entrance. Feature constructed from trees grown on the forestry sites.

Pathside Arboretum at Rosliston Forestry Centre - - 2041436

Pathside Arboretum

Entering Rosliston - - 3198238

Entering Rosliston village

The Bulls Head, Rosliston - - 3198242

The Bulls Head, Rosliston


GPS Files

GPX File

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