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Martinshaw Wood

Address
Ratby
LE6 0LR

Contact Information
Website
https://www.visitnationalforest.co.uk

About Martinshaw Wood

Covering over 100ha of an original ancient woodland site, Martinshaw Wood is rich in ecological and archaeological interest.

The site, which was bought by the Woodland Trust in 1985, is cut in two by the M1 motorway. 36 different tree species can be found in the wood, which was extensively replanted with commercial conifer species in the 1950's. A progressive felling of the conifers to favour oak, beech, birch and other broadleaves will restore some of the wood's origin as a deer park. Flooded quarry pits are home to a variety of wildlife such as newts and wide range of birdlife frequent to the woodland.

One kilometre of pathways have been surfaced to enable access for all to the site.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by third-parties and accepts no liability relating to any information contained on the site. If any contact details have been provided, It is recommended that you contact them directly.

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  • Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    Sport England
    Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Equality Standard
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Partnerships

Partners

  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Melton LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships