Coronavirus update (covid-19) - April 2021
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England affecting what people can and cannot do.
Our parks are open as normal but we're asking people to continue to follow the government guidelines.
In England, up to six people (from any number of households) or two households can meet for recreation and/or exercise – as always, you must keep your distance if you are meeting people not in your household or support/childcare bubble.
Read the full information on what you can and cannot do on the Government's website.
Please check our Facebook page for any further updates before you decide to visit.
Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.
If you are a regular visitor to Leicestershire County Council Country Parks you could save money with a car park Season Ticket, which is valid for all our parks. For just £60 (plus £10 deposit) you could save money and eliminate the hassle of searching for change every visit. For more information and an application form, please visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/country-park-car-parking-season-ticket , email or contact our helpdesk on 0116 3055000.
Help us to keep our country parks safe and enjoyable for all visitors by respecting the Countryside Code and bylaws.
– Keep dogs under close control
– Leave gates and property as you find them
– Do not pick wild flowers or remove any other flora
– Do not swim in any of our lakes or ponds, nor let your dog(s) swim
– Do not light fires
For more information see the full Countryside Code here
Sarah’s Wood is a 10 hectare (25 acre) woodland on the edge of Moira, designed with the aim of providing an accessible woodland for all. It was created by Leicestershire County Council, the National Forest Company and SOS (Stars Organisation Supporting Action for People with Cerebral Palsy).
The woodland was given its name as a result of a competition run by the Leicester Mercury newspaper. The winning name was chosen in recognition of the support that Sarah Louise Goudie, a five year old child suffering from cerebral palsy, had given to the SOS woodland appeal. In October 1995, the new woodland was officially named ‘Sarah’s Wood’ in her honour. SOS Member Alan Titchmarsh planted the first trees in the new woodland.
Today, Sarah’s Wood has transformed into an attractive woodland and wildlife haven, comprising native broadleaf trees, hedgerows and a hay meadow.
Free car park open daily from 9am – 4pm. There is a 2m height restriction at the entrance. We do not permit overnight parking or camping.
Rawdon Road, Moira, DE12 6GA.
All paths are hard surfaced, and form a series of loops around the site. Gradients are quite gentle, easy for motorised wheelchairs, but the steeper sections may be difficult for manual wheelchairs and push chairs. Benches are located at points along the trails for resting.
There is no barrier along the canal edge so care should be taken.