Sense Valley Forest ParkRavenstone Road, Ibstock 
Tel: Forestry England - 0300 067 0400

This is a wonderful example of how a disused opencast working can be transformed into a woodland and wildlife haven. The 150 acre site contains woodland, lakes, grassland and a wildflower meadow. With 150 bird species recorded and bird-hide, it is excellent for birdwatchers. Surfaced trails provide access for walkers, cyclists, riders and disabled visitors. A varied events programme runs from this site.

Opening times: Daily 8.30am till dusk all year

Admission (parking fees): £1.50 all day or £20 for an annual membership. Pay by Phone or you can pay online at:

Sence Valley Membership | Forestry England

Please call Forestry England for all enquiries about payments and membership on 0300 068 0400, or email: 

Disabled visitors: access to and around the park, specially adapted toilets and special parking area.

Last updated: Tue 2 May, 2023 @ 13:13