This former colliery site located in the National Forest is home to a beautiful mixed woodland

Accessible paths

Dogs welcome

Find us

You can find us off Church Street in Donisthorpe, DE12 7PY. Vehicular entrance is shared with the Donisthorpe Miners’ Welfare Centre.

There is free car parking off Free car park off Moira Road, open daily from 9am – 4pm from October to March, and 9am – 7pm from April to September


Opening times

All of our parks are open every day.

We are open from 7am until the following times:
December – January: 4pm
February: 5pm
March: 6pm
April: 7pm
May – August: 8pm
September: 7pm
October: 6pm
November: 5pm

What to see and do at Donisthorpe Woodland Park

A Family Cycle Along The Reack Next To The Lake Aspect Ratio 785 360


Donisthorpe Woodland Park is a 36-hectare former colliery site in the National Forest.  The site has been restored and now supports 20 hectares of beautiful mixed woodland and 3km (1.85 miles) of stone-surfaced paths, which are suitable for all users.

There are links to the 6km (3.7 miles) Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail and Moira Furnace along the towpath of the restored Ashby Canal.