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Sence Valley Forest Park

A Leicestershire County Council wood
Leicestershire

Sence Valley Forest Park

Size:
56.71 ha (140.13 acres)
Grid ref:
SK400111
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A wonderful transformation of a disused opencast colliery into a diverse wildlife haven. Planted with over 98,000 trees this site was opened to the public in September 1998 as part of The National Forest. The park contains woodland, lakes linking to the River Sence, grassland and a wildflower meadow. Thanks to the varied habitat 150 bird species have been recorded at the park. An excellent spot for birdwatchers. Opportunities for fishing. Good access for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.