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You don’t have to look far to find nature walks, village history, the grandeur of a country estate and adventure activities. Coleorton and the local area offers a variety of attractions for leisure, relaxation, fun and enjoyment.
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Alistair’s, Bignall’s and Jaguar Lount Woods

Alistair’s, Bignall’s and Jaguar Lount Woods

Community woods with a network of cycle routes, bridle and footpaths. Off the B587, north-east of Ashby de la Zouch. Parking is available courtesy of Staunton Harold Estates at The Ferrers Centre.
Melbourne Rd, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1RU
0300 067 4340
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle

A ruined fortification in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. The castle played a prominent part in the Civil War. It began to attract visitors in the 19th century after Sir Walter Scott set a scene in his novel Ivanhoe there.

South St, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1BR
01530 413343
Beaumont Social Centre

Beaumont Social Centre

Situated on Nottingham Road, Peggs Green, the Beaumont Social Centre is Coleorton’s village hall. Various activities take place there on a regular basis and it is also available to hire for private events and parties. There is a car park at the front of the building.

Nottingham Road, Peggs Green, Coleorton LE67 8HN
07802 589634
Calke Abbey and Park

Calke Abbey and Park

Calke Abbey is a grade one listed country house near Ticknall in Derbyshire.  There are extensive grounds and walks available to the public and the Calke Explore visitor centre has seating, toilet facilities and refreshments.

Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7JF
01332 863822
Cloud Trail – Cycling and Walking

Cloud Trail – Cycling and Walking

Cloud Trail is part of the National Cycle Network but is used extensively by walkers.  Map available from the Tourist Information Centre Ashby de la Zouch (tel: 01530 411767).  Worthington entrance with car park is approximately two miles from Coleorton.

Breedon Lane, Worthington, Leicestershire LE65 1RN
Coleorton Post Office and Store

Coleorton Post Office and Store

The Coleorton Post Office and Store is located in the heart of the village. It sells an extensive range of groceries, fresh and frozen products, newspapers, stationery and household goods, as well as most standard post office services including banking, bill payments and travel money. Full post office services and opening hours can be seen on the Post Office website. There is a defibrillator for public use on the outside of the building.

Lower Moor Road, Coleorton LE67 8FJ
01530 832296
Coleorton Wood

Coleorton Wood

Coleorton Wood is a six-hectare mixed, young woodland planted during the early days of The National Forest on the site of the former “Bug and Wink” colliery. It is owned and managed by Coleorton Parish Council. There are several seats and picnic tables throughout the wood. A local group of volunteers undertake various work in line with the Council’s woodland management plan. You can see what the volunteers do on their Facebook page .

Pitt Lane, (Off The Moor) Coleorton LE67 8FS
Communal Bakehouse

Communal Bakehouse

The Communal Bakehouse is located on The Moor, south of the Angel Inn. For more information visit the Coleorton Heritage Group website.

The Moor, Coleorton LE67 8GB
Conkers Outdoor Adventures

Conkers Outdoor Adventures

120 acres of indoor and outdoor activities with over 100 interactive exhibits for the whole family.

Rawdon Road, Moira Nr. Ashby-de-la-Zouch Derbyshire DE12 6GA
01283 216 633 (ext. 0)
Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

A 24 hectares nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest owned by Severn Trent Water and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Staunton Harold hall, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1RT
0116 262 9968
Griffydam Primary School

Griffydam Primary School

Griffydam Primary School, located on Top Road, was officially opened in November 1936 with 60 pupils. The school continues to thrive today providing education for Early Years foundation (0-5 years), Key Stage 1(5-7 years) and Key Stage 2 (7-11 years).

Top Road, Griffydam, LE67 8HU
01530 222281
Millennium Garden

Millennium Garden

The Millennium Garden is located at the junction of the A512 and The Moor. For more information visit the Coleorton Heritage Group website.

Ashby Road, Coleorton LE67 8GP
New Lount Nature Reserve

New Lount Nature Reserve

New Lount Nature Reserve is an extensive area of woodland and lakes on the site of the New Lount Colliery, the shortest-lived colliery in the area which opened in 1924 and closed in 1968. The nature reserve is owned by Leicestershire County Council. The Coleorton and New Lount volunteer group helps to manage the nature reserve as well as Coleorton Wood. You can see what the volunteers do on their Facebook page .

Free car park, open daily from 9am–4pm Pedestrian access is available outside of these hours.

Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, LE67 8JH
Peggs Green Recreation Ground

Peggs Green Recreation Ground

Playing fields and play equipment for children with disabled access to the field.  Managed by Coleorton Parish Council.

Zion Hill, Coleorton, Leics. LE67 8HL
St. John’s Chapel

St. John’s Chapel

St. John’s is situated next to Viscount Beaumont’s Primary School, Ashby Road. For more information about the history of St. John’s, visit the Coleorton Heritage Group website. For information about church services, etc. visit the chapel’s Facebook page.

Ashby Road, Coleorton LE67 8FD
St. Mary’s the Virgin Church

St. Mary’s the Virgin Church

St. Mary’s is situated off the A512 Ashby Road near Coleorton Hall. For more information about the history of St. Mary’s, visit the Coleorton Heritage Group website.

A512 Ashby Road Coleorton
Staunton Harold Reservoir

Staunton Harold Reservoir

A 210 acre reservoir build in 1964 and managed by Severn Trent.  It has a visitor centre and wildflower meadow.

Calke Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8DN
01332 865081
Swannington Heritage Trust

Swannington Heritage Trust

Swannington Heritage Trust manages a number of industrial heritage sites including a restored windmill, Swannington Incline (part of Robert Stephenson’s railway) and archaeological excavations of Victorian coal mining buildings.

St George’s Hill, Swannington, Leicestershire LE67 8QW
07779 275 762
The National Forest

The National Forest

Coleorton sits in the area of the National Forest, encompassing 200 square miles across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire.  Apart from the nearly 9 million trees planted to date, there are may attractions to visit and activities to take part in.

01283 551211
Viscount Beaumont’s CE (Aided) Primary School

Viscount Beaumont’s CE (Aided) Primary School

The school was established and endowed by Viscount Beaumont in 1702, and was rebuilt by Canon Beaumont in 1867. Since then it has been extended and modernised but many of the original attractive features remain. Today the school is a co-education Primary Day School.

Ashby Road, Coleorton LE67 8FD
01530 412480
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