Discover more

Explore Britain’s

UNEXPECTED
UPLAND

Included centimetre thick layers of rock, with out of focus green landscape in the background.
  • Geosites

Our Geosites

Discover what makes Charnwood Forest famous, and travel back nearly 600 million years.

Several bottles of wine sitting on a rocky outcrop.
  • Shopping

Where to Shop

From local honey to sustainably raised venison, Charnwood Forest is full of products for you to try.

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  • Visit

Where to Visit

From medieval deer parks, to trappist abbeys, there's something for everyone in Charnwood Forest.

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  • Eat & Drink

Where to Eat

There's a restaurant, cafe, or pub for every taste in the Charnwood Forest Geopark.

A guided tour group walks through the green woodland at Beacon Hill
  • Walk

Where to Walk

Exploring Charnwood Forest on foot is one of the best ways to discover our most famous sites and the hidden treasures.

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  • Host

Where to Host

There's a venue for every event here in Charnwood Forest.

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  • Stay

Where to Stay

Find the perfect accommodation for your stay in Charnwood Forest

GET INSPIRED

LEARN ABOUT

CHARNWOOD FOREST

LEARN

Learn About Charnwood Forest

Delve a little deeper and discover the amazing stories behind our natural and cultural heritage, as well as specially designed educational resources.

Rocky crags at Beacon Hill, known as the Old Man as they look like the face of a man.
An area of rock covered in orange lichens, with a large tree growing out of a crack

Begin Your Journey

A place for everyone

Explore Charnwood Forest through our interactive map, featuring recommendations from geosites and walks, to where’s best for a delicious dinner

View the Map
A bench with a view across Bradgate Park

An aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark set in the beautiful countryside of Leicestershire

Our Geopark is here to tell the story of Charnwood Forest: celebrating our internationally important geology, connecting people to our history, and securing a sustainable future.

A brightly coloured piece of artwork advertising the Safe Well Happy art exhibition
  • Geopark News
  • 23rd February 2024

Charnwood Arts Launch Safe, Well, Happy Exhibition

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Several adults on a guided hike through Charnwood Forest
  • Geopark News
  • 2nd February 2024

Join The Geopark Team For A Guided Hike This May

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Two men build a drystone wall
  • Geopark News
  • 30th January 2024

Waller Apprentice Starts At Bradgate Park With Geopark Support

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Reconnect with nature in Charnwood Forest Geopark

There are many ways that you can help and support Charnwood Forest – discover the one that works for you

A man walks through the autumn trees at Beacon Hill