BRADGATE PARK was first enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago.
Extending to 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside the Park has a wild and rugged aspect that you do not expect to find so close to the city with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees, many of which are well over 500 years old. If you do not fancy tramping over the hills, the lower part of the Park is easily accessible with a tarmac driveway running through the middle that is mainly traffic-free and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The River Lin runs through the Lower Park and is a popular spot to sit and picnic or just sit and watch the deer while children paddle in the shallows.
SWITHLAND WOOD is an attractive and atmospheric area of Ancient Woodland, covering 155 acres and rich in history and wildlife. Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Swithland Wood is an important habitat for a wide range of plant and animal species.
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The Bradgate Park & Swithland Wood Country Park is managed by the Bradgate Park Trust (Registered Charity no. 521476).
Peter R. Tyldesley MRICS, Land Agent & Surveyor, Bradgate Park Trust, Estate Office, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, Leicester LE6 OHE Tel: 0116 236 2713.
For visitor information, further details and bookings – telephone Lynda Taylor at the Estate Office – Leicester (0116) 234 1850.
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Spring is here and Bradgate Park is pleased to host a number of traditional events at this time of year: May Day Morning Morris Dancing Leicester ...Read More
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The Ruins open for the summer season on 1st April. Visitors will see that we have been busy carrying out repairs to some of the ...Read More
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Now available in our shop and visitor centre. A full colour intro to the Park's amazing story. https://t.co/rkOIXcxLjm15 April 2015 at 8:40 AM