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Visitor information

Activities at Hicks Lodge

Man cycling at Hicks Lodge
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Hicks Lodge
Adult in The British Horse Society high vis walking a child on a horse
Horse Riding at Hicks Lodge
bench in front of a lake
Walking at Hicks Lodge
Bird hide next to lake at hicks lodge
Bird hide at Hicks Lodge
Little girl climbing in play area
Children's play area at Hicks Lodge
Two children in forest, one in coat and wellies is running over a dirt mound
Little Acorns Forest School
Orienteering compass on tree
Orienteering At Hicks Lodge
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Hicks Lodge
Child adding stickers to a Zog pack
Zog activity trail at Hicks Lodge

Nearby forests

Sence Valley lake

Located north-west of Leicester, come and discover Sence Valley’s fascinating history. Once part of a large coal mine that closed in 1996, we planted 98,000 trees in 1998, transforming Sence Valley into a haven for wildlife and visitors.

Sensory garden at Rosliston

From surfaced trails and cycle routes to outdoor play areas, a cafe and a sensory garden, a visit to Rosliston Forestry Centre is a great day out for everyone! 

Pick up a site guide when you arrive or download from our website and create your own adventure...

Meander through the mature woodland at Fox Covert to gain an insight of how the rest of The National Forest may look in the future. 

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