Coronavirus (covid-19) update - January 2021
With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home.
It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
If one of our country parks is local to you and you’re looking to use this space for outdoor exercise, please make sure you do so in line with the latest government guidance on exercise.
Full information on what you can and cannot do can be found on the government 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.