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Rosliston Forestry Centre - Family Fun in The National Forest

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<strong>Rosliston</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong><br />

<strong>Centre</strong><br />

Open<strong>in</strong>g Times<br />

Open daily from 7.30am<br />

till dusk. R<strong>in</strong>g for activity<br />

and restaurant open<strong>in</strong>g<br />

times.<br />

Park<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Surfaced car park, six bays for disabled users<br />

adjacent to the visitor centre. Park<strong>in</strong>g charges apply,<br />

but free for blue badge holders.<br />

Trails<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are a variety of paths across the site, surfaced<br />

with concrete, compacted gravel, tarmac or grass.<br />

<strong>The</strong> way-marked Short Discovery and Adventure<br />

trails are suitable for all abilities. (Please note: the<br />

trails have slopes lead<strong>in</strong>g to and from the visitor<br />

centre). Visitors can cross the Greenheart Lake via a<br />

wooden boardwalk, which is wheelchair accessible.<br />

Facilities<br />

Admission to the <strong>Centre</strong> is free and all build<strong>in</strong>gs are<br />

fully accessible for wheelchairs and push chairs.<br />

Free electric scooter and wheelchair hire.<br />

Disabled toilets.<br />

Cafeteria and classroom, both with double doors,<br />

also shop and craft workshops (which have narrow<br />

entrances).<br />

Accessible bird hide, sensory garden (with step) and<br />

picnic area.<br />

Children’s play area and adventure play area near<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Timber lodges offer<strong>in</strong>g fully accessible<br />

accommodation.<br />

Fish<strong>in</strong>g (by day permit), <strong>in</strong>door soft play area, cycle<br />

hire (all available at extra cost).<br />

Guided walks, trim trail, downloadable audio tour<br />

and accessible orienteer<strong>in</strong>g course available. Group<br />

falconry demonstrations, woodland laser games<br />

and archery available - book<strong>in</strong>g is essential. Site<br />

observation areas.<br />

Barton<br />

under<br />

Needwood<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong><br />

<strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong><br />

<strong>Centre</strong><br />

Burton<br />

upon Trent<br />

A38 A50<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong><br />

A511<br />

Swadl<strong>in</strong>cote<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong><br />

Burton Road, <strong>Rosliston</strong>,<br />

Swadl<strong>in</strong>cote, Derbyshire DE12 8JX<br />

01283 563483<br />

enquiries@roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk<br />

www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk<br />

A444<br />

Ashby<br />

de la<br />

Zouch<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>National</strong> <strong>Forest</strong> Company<br />

Enterprise Glade, Bath Yard, Moira,<br />

Swadl<strong>in</strong>cote, Derbyshire DE12 6BA<br />

01283 551211<br />

enquiries@nationalforest.org<br />

www.nationalforest.org<br />

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation at the time of pr<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. However, the <strong>National</strong><br />

<strong>Forest</strong> Company cannot be held responsible for any error,<br />

omission or subsequent changes.<br />

Photography: Christopher Beech and NFC<br />

This guide is available <strong>in</strong> large pr<strong>in</strong>t. Call 01283 551211<br />

A42<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong><br />

<strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong><br />

Access for All


To Burton<br />

upon Trent<br />

N<br />

200m<br />

Flight<br />

Pond<br />

Burton Road<br />

Greenheart<br />

Lake<br />

Arena<br />

Adventure<br />

playground<br />

Visitor <strong>Centre</strong><br />

and restaurant<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong><br />

wc<br />

P<br />

Private<br />

Ma<strong>in</strong> entrance<br />

<strong>The</strong> rest of<br />

the site is<br />

composed<br />

of grassy<br />

paths<br />

Fox<br />

Covert<br />

Bluebell<br />

Memorial<br />

Wood<br />

Sensory<br />

Garden<br />

Private<br />

Kate’s Pond<br />

Bird hide<br />

Tree Council Plot<br />

Snowdrop<br />

Memorial<br />

Wood<br />

To <strong>Rosliston</strong><br />

P<br />

wc<br />

Car Park<br />

Disabled Access<br />

Toilet<br />

Seat<br />

Picnic Area<br />

Lodges/Log Cab<strong>in</strong>s<br />

Play Area<br />

Sculpture<br />

Surfaced paths<br />

Wooden Boardwalk<br />

Woodland<br />

Speed bump<br />

<strong>Rosliston</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong>, on the edge of <strong>Rosliston</strong> village, is a thriv<strong>in</strong>g visitor centre <strong>in</strong> the heart of <strong>The</strong> <strong>National</strong> <strong>Forest</strong>. Cover<strong>in</strong>g 62 hectares (154 acres), it boasts woodlands, lakes and<br />

meadows, and provides an excellent sett<strong>in</strong>g for a fun day out. Follow one of the trails and discover many of the birds and other animals that call the <strong>Centre</strong> their home. <strong>The</strong> lakes and<br />

ponds support various species of waterfowl and fish<strong>in</strong>g is allowed on the Rolls Royce Greenheart Lake. In summer, the meadows are a haven for butterflies and other <strong>in</strong>sects, and bats<br />

are often encountered at even<strong>in</strong>g-time.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong> was one of the first woodlands planted as part of <strong>The</strong> <strong>National</strong> <strong>Forest</strong>. Between 1994 and 1996, over 120,000 trees, both broadleaf and conifer, were planted on<br />

former farmland, creat<strong>in</strong>g a diverse young woodland. More mature trees can be found <strong>in</strong> the exist<strong>in</strong>g woodland at Fox Covert and <strong>in</strong> the rich and varied hedgerows around the site.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are also two memorial woods, the Snowdrop and Bluebell Wood, ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong>ed by the Friends of <strong>Rosliston</strong> Wood. In 2007, <strong>Rosliston</strong> <strong><strong>Forest</strong>ry</strong> <strong>Centre</strong> won the prestigious Green<br />

Flag award, the national standard for parks and green spaces <strong>in</strong> England and Wales. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Centre</strong> now offers the peace and tranquility of lake side views and woodland walks alongside<br />

numerous action-packed activities.

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