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A 6 Mile walk covering Coalville's green

spaces, local history and more!

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Holly Hayes Woodland is an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland under the care of the Coalville Education Parternship. They're in charge of restoring the natural beauty of the woodland, and it's open for the public to explore (respectfully, of course), and is also in use for educational and recreational activities with groups like local schools and veterans.

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Managed by the local Council, Nature Alive Coalville is a nature reserve on the site of a former coal stocking yard for the Snibston Colliery. With a diverse variety of habitats, including ponds, there's plenty of nature to see- including newts and water voles, as well as a variety of birds and insects.

As of the 12th of April 2021, the facilities at Hermitage Leisure Centre are once again open the public, including their expansive gym, swimming pools and various other indoor sporting areas. And of course, included on the route is a look a the upcoming Whitwick and Coalville Leisure Centre, although it won't open until around late 2022.

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While the walk is circular and can be started or finished at any point, we think Coalville Park makes the perfect starting point, both central to the town and a nice place to meetup. The park has received a Green Flag Award for it's high standard of management and has a variety of recreational areas, including a  skate park and tennis courts. 

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Reopened as of December 2020, the Snibston Colliery park is back and better than ever! With a wide variety of new features, including the Colliery Cafe, the Grange Nature Reserve, and the on-site Century Theatre. Finally, the park includes toilets located in the cafe, and even electric vehicle charging points!

Of course, it may not be on the route, but Coalville wouldn't be Coalville without the Memorial Square and Clock-tower. Just nearby is the Belvoir shopping centre, as well as numerous local business worth a visit on Belvoir road and the High Street.