Boughton Brake provides a great place to explore with an extensive network of paths and tracks. There are also plenty of benches located throughout the wood where you can stop and take in the natural beauty.
Check out the orienteering course and go on a hunt for the posts!
The wood is not suitable for horse riding but a bridleway does run along the western side of the wood and can be used to get from Walesby to Boughton.
Once a former colliery site, Ollerton Pit Wood now boasts a wild strawberry walk, nesting water birds and a whole host of thriving wildlife and different plant species. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area and depending on the time of year you visit, you may see butterflies and dragonflies while flower lovers can expect to enjoy bee orchids and birds foot trefoil.
The wood has a very high nature conservation status and it is has a wide range of flora including over 20 species that are indicators of ancient woodland. There are also numerous features of archaeological interest.
Visit the wood to discover the Ginny Spring Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It has been designated for its rich flora including some species rare in Derbyshire.