Getting here

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The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood lies in the heart of the National Forest in north-west Leicestershire, 15 miles from Leicester, four miles from Ashby de la Zouch, seven miles from Coalville, and close to the village of Normanton le Heath.

The nearest postcode is LE67 2TD which brings you to Heather Lane. The entrance is located halfway down the lane.

OS Explorer 233 and 245, Landranger 129 and 140, SK390132.

By bus

Several buses run from Leicester to Coalville and the number 9A bus runs from Memorial Square in Coalville to Ravenstone, opposite Beech Avenue (on Ashby Road).

For up-to-date information on public transport, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.

By train

The nearest train stations are at Burton (24km/15 miles); Tamworth (24km/15 miles); Loughborough (25.7km/16 miles).

By car

From Leicester, travel west along the A50, and go through five roundabouts. At the sixth roundabout (M11 junction) take the third exit onto the A511, then continue over the next roundabout. After 2.4km (1.5 miles), take a slight left onto the B585 (Beveridge Lane) and continue on Beveridge Lane.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Whitehill Road, then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto Ibstock Road. Continue on to Leicester Road. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Ashby Road and continue on to Pisca Lane. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Ravenstone Road, then turn left onto Normanton Lane. Continue onto Heather Lane, where you will find the car park on your right with space for 53 cars.

If coming from the M1, junction 22, take the A511 towards Coalville, then the first turning at the roundabout for the A447 (south). After 4km (2.5 miles) you will approach Ibstock. Take a right turn towards Normanton le Heath into Pisca Lane, then continue as above.

If coming from the west/north on the A42, take the A511 towards Coalville. Just before Coalville take the A447 (south) and continue as above.

View the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood Access guide for more information.

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