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Brocks Hill Country Park

This page includes some of the features, areas of interest and different woods you will find if you visit the country park. Also listed are our community projects and details about guided tours of the park. The park has again been awarded a Green Flag Award in 2012/13.

Hard surfaced paths around the park provide access for both wheelchairs and buggies. Dogs are welcome in the country park but should be under close control and any dog excrement should be cleared up and placed in the bins provided. Free 'poop scoop' bags are available from the centre and drinking water for dogs is provided outside the centre. We provide some simple guidelines to ensure that dogs, their owners and other park users all enjoy their visits.

PDF Document Brocks Hill code of conduct for dog owners (PDF Document, 213.81 Kb)

Over 18,000 native trees have been planted in the park since 1999. This means the park appearance and habitats are constantly Autumn colour at Brocks Hill Country Parkchanging. The trees have now reached an age where some need thinning out but most of the felled trees are being used within the park. A path has been laid in the winter wood using the felled logs as an edging and some of the chipped wood as the fill in. Native bulbs have been planted either side of the new path which will look stunning in the spring. Some of the logs are being used as habitats for mini beasts and are a valuable learning resource for school groups. Logs have also been used for craft activities with children. Felled branches are used for dead hedging around the park and are being used in the Den Building Area.

We respectfully ask people not to remove logs from the park as further projects such as these will not be able to go ahead.

Features

Mouse and beetle sculpture in Brocks Hill Country Park

Woods and orchards

Other areas of interest

  • Wildflower meadowsFrogs Spawning in Pond at Brocks Hill Country Park
  • Ponds
  • Den Building area
  • Lucas' Marsh Local Nature Reserve (Reserve is managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust)
  • Fields originally farmed under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and still farmed in an environmentally sensitive way

Community involvement

The local community are encouraged to become involved through various projects:-

Tours of the park

We organise guided tours of the park for interested community groups.

Last updated: Thursday, 5 September 2013 10:47 am

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