Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

For more information on opening times, please visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website. 

How to find us

How to find us
Burton Rd , Rosliston , Swadlincote
Sat Nav Postcode: DE12 8JX
By Car

Rosliston is on the Rosliston to Burton Road and signposted off the A444 at Castle Gresley. 

OS Grid Ref
SK 242 175

52.755730073316, -1.6414850950241

Parking and prices

Pay and display parking charges apply. For more information on prices, please visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

 

 

Assistant dogs welcome
BBQ
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Discover the oldest of Forestry England's community woodlands within The National Forest

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. 

You can also book a school session, bird of prey experience, join a wildlife event or volunteer for a day too.

There are also six wooden lodges for overnight stays and a wedding venue hidden deep in the Forest. 

Rosliston Forestry Centre is managed in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council. It was created on former farmland in 1993 and opened in 1994. For more information on things to do - and to see our Forest Code For more information on things to do at please visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website. 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Cycling
  • Orienteering 
  • Play areas 
  • Cafe
  • Dogs welcome  

Get the whole family involved as you scramble, slide and swing your way around Rosliston Forestry Centre! 

The site has an outdoor adventure playground with equipment designed for all ages as well as a natural play area and indoor soft play facility for younger children. 

For more information, please visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website. 

Grab your helmet and head out for a beautiful cycle ride around Rosliston Forest! 

With a range of cycle routes to choose from, from family friendly trails to heart-pumping off-road biking opportunities, you can easily explore the forest on two wheels. 

 

Try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

There is a permanent orienteering course available at the site. 

For more information, please visit the Rosliston Forestry Centre website. 

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant forest surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. From those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome.

Register online with parkrun to find out more about the course and get your barcode. 

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