Places to see and things to do

If you wish to venture further afield, there are a vast amount of places to see and activities to enjoy, below are just a few (with an estimated time by car in brackets):

We are just 35 minutes from the centre of Birmingham where there is a vast range of entertainment to enjoy. We are also close to two international airports for those wishing to visit from overseas:

  • East Midlands International Airport (25 mins)
  • Birmingham International Airport (30 mins)

Some other specific local sites within the National Forest are:

  • Jackson's Bank
  • Crossplain Wood
  • Barton Turns Marina
  • Battlestead Hill, Tatenhill Common and Bass Millennium Wood
  • Branston Water Park
  • Trent Washlands, Bass Meadows and Burton Mail Centenary Woodland
  • Rosliston Forestry Centre
  • Beehive Farm
  • Grange and Top Wood
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Woodland and Church Gresley Wood
  • Foremark Reservoir
  • Staunton Harold Reservoir
  • Dimminsdale Nature Reserve
  • Conkers, Sarah's Wood, Rawdon East Country Park, Moira Furnace
  • Donisthorpe Woodland Park
  • Saltersford Valley, Oakthorpe and Willesley Wood
  • New Lount Nature Reserve
  • Sence Valley Forest Park
  • Thornton Reservoir
  • Beacon Hill Country Park