The Outwoods - Beacon Hill - Woodhouse Eaves - The Outwoods

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Starting from the car park in The Outwoods, this walk uses woodland trails, permissive paths, country park tracks and village pavements to take a meander through ancient, rural Charnwood Forest, through The Outwoods, visiting Beacon Hill Country Park and Broombriggs Country Park (with an optional visit to Windmill Hill), before passing through Woodhouse Eaves with its great pubs and shops, finally returning to The Outwoods along a quiet country lane.

England - Central England - Leicestershire - Woodland or Forest


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/11/2020 - Tonya Marston

Did this walk today. Weather sunny with cloudy patches. Walk instructions excellent. Really enjoyed how varied the walk was. Also very dog friendly

9/16/2017 - Deryck Shead

An excellent walk, some minor changes the car park at The Outwoods is now pay and display, at the weekend only at this car park you can get refreshment from a red double decker bus cafe. At way point 3 the bench is no longer there.

9/14/2013 - Jill Willis

9/14/2013 - Jill Willis

Brilliant! Good instructions, varied and interesting route. The view from the seat at the top of Beacon Hill is amazing.For info - the old tank at point 3 is a charcoal burner and the metal shelters at point 7 were, as Richard suggests, used for pigs, which are no longer kept in the woods (we asked someone who was putting up an electric fence!). The start of the path at point 7 is overgrown but still passable.

4/3/2013 - Paul and Tracy Dawson

Enjoyable walk on mainly good paths (even with summer time snow on the ground!) some fine views from Beacon Hill, but be careful of the sharp horns!! ;-) Guide instructions easy to follow

4/8/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to David Anderson for his update for this walk. April 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/7/2012 - David Anderson

A very pleasant walk, particularly in Spring when the bluebells in the Outwoods are in flower.

9/2/2011 - Richard Hardy

Some on lead walking in Woodhouse Eaves but mostly off lead in country parks and woods.

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