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Grace Dieu Woods


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Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Wheelchair Friendly

About this walk

A sustrans track runs through this woodland, but away from that there are walks within the woodland.

The sustrans track leads down to Grace Dieu Priory, a 12th century ruin, which is open to the public and is interesting to walk round.

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Comments (16)

  • radleydog profile

    10 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this, went there at the weekend -it was lovely and quiet!
  • abrennan profile

    10 years ago

    What a fantastic walk. The wood, the flowers, the stream, the waterfall, the dappled sunlight and then the priory. We will definitely be going back. Our dog loved running in and out of the stream for drinks and to keep cool. Thank you for letting us know about it.
  • splashby profile

    10 years ago

    We loved this walk with our three lively dogs - plenty of stream action and things to explore. It had the sense of being in a real forest feel to it, was quiet, with quite a dense tree canopy and an abundance of wild flowers and trees to identify. We were also delighted to come across the ruins of the priory. Very satisfying spot to find from this website and I am sure we'll re-visit, especially as there was a whole area we didn't get to see this time.
  • fosseferret profile

    8 years ago

    Brilliant established woodland within the National Forest. Great for our dog Lexi who likes exploring and loves water. Great for nature lovers too and old priory ruins make a great picnic spot. Pub next to car park what more can I say. 9/10
  • heather7 profile

    7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous place! It was about 30 minute drive from me but I wanted to take my 3 dogs somewhere new and they absolutely loved it!!! I have 2 spaniels and a Collie so it was perfect for them as they loved the woodland areas and the streams. We also saw the ruins which I thought were amazing. Wouldn't have found it if it wasn't for this site so thank you!!! :)
  • Keiracurlygirl profile

    4 years ago

    Lovely walking with the dog in these woods
  • beckieeemylove profile

    3 years ago

    Brilliant walk, very scenic and great for your four legged companion. Make sure you have good direction as we got lost a couple of times!
  • Deb01 profile

    3 years ago

    Spent a lovely afternoon here, we parked on the pub car park, it’s a short walk to the priory, but plenty of different walks around the woods, it’s a fairly quiet walk and the priory is a nice place to visit, we went to the bulls head later for a meal which I would highly recommend
  • Suey02 profile

    3 years ago

    Lovely walk Are favourite place The pub good too
  • Amazing! We had 3 springers off the lead at all times and they were safe and they loved exploring the woods! Parking is easy at the pub then a short path to the woods, what more can you ask for. Loads of paths we didn’t walk and we were there over 2 hours walking and exploring
  • Gloriaemily profile

    2 years ago

    Great place to explore
  • Lyonhart profile

    a year ago

    Great walk, have only scratched the surface but there's a lot of routed, beautiful scenery and plenty of fresh drinking water for the dog. Park at the Bulls Head for free and spend a couple of hours in the woods.
  • nalabear17 profile

    8 months ago

    amazing our dog had the best time and it was a perfect mix of open fields,forest, and streams !
  • Biggieboy profile

    5 months ago

    Only found today and our two Staffies Loved everything about it , the stream was a added bonus . Only seen a little area so will definitely go back . We parked in the bulls head car park and walked through so a cheeky drink after sat outside with the dogs .
  • Camperman4 profile

    2 months ago

    Lovely little walk, lovely forest and of course the ruins to explore!
  • Feecocolottie profile

    13 days ago

    Little hidden gem. Gorgeous stream, old ruins, muddy at the minute but lovely. Will be covered in bluebells too
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27 Springfield, Thringstone, Coalville LE67 8LT, UK View on Google

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Location details

Grace Dieu Woods can be approached from Turlough Road, Whitwick or Springfield, Thringstone, Leicestershire

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