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This collection of twenty walks is not just confined to the boundaries of the National Forest but also includes a number of interesting and attractive areas on its periphery.

Country Walks around the National Forest

  • The National Forest is an area of 200 square miles covering parts of west Leicestershire, east Staffordshire and south Derbyshire. The River Trent winds across the heart of it and for much of the way it is partnered by the Trent and Mersey Canal. 

    The landscape is undulating with plenty of extensive, sweeping and even dramatic views, The many woodlands, both new and mature, are among the major attractions for walkers as are paths across riverside meadows and along canal towpaths. In addition there are attractive villlages, great parklands, and many sites of historic interest.

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