Boating on canal and river - from pedaloes
and rowing boats for hire by the hour to large motor
vessels available for the day or longer.
Fishing from end of garden and elsewhere.
Horse Riding, one facility just outside village,
Golf, nearest facility Shelthorpe Golf Course
on southern edge of Loughborough. Municipal 18 hole
course. Several others in area where visitors welcome,
but prior arrangement recommended.
Dinghy Sailing and Water Sports - by arrangement.
Go-karting at Willoughby-on-the-Wolds .
Canal- and Riverbank Walking.
Great Central Railway, steam trains running
between Leicester and Loughborough, nearest station
Quorn. On-board dining available at certain times.
Taylor's Bell Foundry and Museum in Loughborough.
Large bells manufactured for export worldwide.
Loughborough Carillion, built in 1922 as
a war memorial in Queen's Park, houses 47 bells
crafted in Taylor's Foundry. Concerts on Thursday
and Sunday afternoons in summer.
Home Farm, Loughborough. Rare breed livestock,
historic water wheel, organic produce including
top wines and local meats.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Mountsorrel.
Animal petting are, blacksmith's forge, small motor
museum, tea room, farm shop with local produce for
Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse
Eaves - 180 acres of heath and woodland walking
with views from second highest point in Leicestershire
at 818 feet; Outwoods and Jubilee Woods,
between Woodhouse Eaves and Nanpantan - 112 acres
of woodland walking;
Broombriggs Farm Trail, Woodhouse
Eaves - working farm with nature trail;
Bradgate Country Park, Leicestershire's
largest, offers walking over more than 850 acres
of natural heathland populated by deer herds and
in which are the ruins of Bradgate House - Lady
Jane Grey was incarcerated there prior to her beheading,
with the 700 foot summit alongside Old John Tower
providing magnificent views;
Swithland Woods, afford walking in140
acres of ancient woodland, just to the north of
and an additional part of Bradgate Country Park,
in which are two abandoned pits where the famous
Swithland Slate was quarried;
Cropston Pumping Station, just outside
the village and next to the reservoir, displays
how piped water was supplied to Leicester in Victorian
times, and close by is an entrance to Bradgate;
Newton Linford, a pretty village in
which is the main entrance to Bradgate;
Ulverscroft Priory Ruins, near Newtown
Linford, historic interest in a delightful setting
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, an active
monastery near Whitwick, mainly self-sufficient
due to its home farm.
Watermead Country Park, just north of Leicester,
is an area of Soar Valley wetland alongside the
river in which are good walking and cycling facilities,
and fishing permitted in its lakes. There is a wide
variety bird species to be seen, and the lakes are
a haven for many types of wild fowl. The legendary
King Lear is said to be buried in a chamber under
the river, one of the lakes taking his name.
Snibston Discovery Park, in the same-named
village near Coalville, is a former colliery developed
as a museum depicting particularly the region's
former coal-mining industry and nature reserve.
Donington Park Motor Racing Circuit, near
Castle Donington. Regular meetings featuring cars
or motor cycles, also motor museum. Adjacent to
East Midlands Airport.
Leicester Racecourse, regular meetings over
jumps and on the flat.
Concert Halls, Live Theatre, Cinemas, Museums
etc in Leicester and Loughborough.
National Space Centre in Leicester, conveniently
located just off A6, the main route into the city.