National Forest Way

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Start: National Memorial Arboretum
Grid Ref: SK182145
Distance: 74 miles (118 km)
 
Climbing: 1,628 metres
Walk time: 30-37 hours
Days: 5-7

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The National Forest Way long distance walking trail explores the highlights of The National Forest, extending over 75 miles from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire. The trail leads through young and ancient woodlands, hidden valleys, along canal towpaths, visits the market town of Ashby de la Zouch and celebrates the industrial heritage of this changing landscape at the heart of the Midlands. Walkers will witness the area’s evolution from a rural landscape, through industrialisation and its decline, to the modern-day creation of a new forest, where 21st century life is threaded through a mosaic of green spaces and settlements. Some of the places visited on the route are Alrewas, Yoxall, Newchurch, Rangemore, Walton-on-Trent, Rosliston, Overseal, Conkers, Blackfordby, Smisby, Ticknall, Calke Park, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Packington, Normanton le Heath, Donington-le-Heath, Battram, Bagworth, Thornton, Groby, Bradgate Country Park and Woodhouse Eaves.


Useful Links:
National Forest Way Website
National Forest Organisation
Long Distance Walkers Association


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