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

Opening hours

Opening hours

The car park is open to vehicles:

April to September: 8:00am - 7:00pm

October to March: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Open to pedestrian access at all times.

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Sence Valley , Ibstock , Leicestershire
Sat Nav Postcode: LE67 6NW
By Car

The main entrance is on the A447.

Ravenstone Road on the outskirts of Ibstock, Lecistershire.

By Public Transport

Local bus routes into Ibstock from surrounding area, Sence Valley is a short walk from bus stops.

OS Grid Ref
SK 404113

52.6974859, -1.4048921

Parking and prices

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Sence Valley.

Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Baby changing facilities
Bird hide
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Contact details

Contact details

Explore Sence Valley

Sence Valley was once part of a large coal mine which closed in 1996. More than 98,000 trees were planted in 1998, transforming Sence Valley into a haven for wildlife and visitors. In 2018 we bought a further 48 hectares (102 acres) of the original opencast which will be planted as a sustainable forest for the future.

A network of trails runs through the forest from two car parks. A bird hide and viewing screen give views of waterfowl, quiet areas provide contemplation and wildlife viewing opportunities.


At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic area
  • Bird hide
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