The Millennium Wood was created with the support of community grants as a millennium project for the village. Located at the junction of Kilworth Road and Mill Lane, on the site of a former village claypit and brickyard, the Millennium Wood is rapidly becoming established as a haven for wildlife.
With the help of volunteers from the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers a path has been created through the woods, wending its way down to the pond, where kingfishers, coot, mallard and heron have all been spotted. There are number of bird boxes sited throughout the woods, as well as natural habitats. The southern end of the site is ancient ridge and furrow pasture land, which has been planted with numerous specimen native trees. There is also a set-down point for less able visitors, accessed off Mill Lane.
Work continues on the site, with the pond area recently enlarged and a shelved wetland area created. Future projects include the provision of a boardwalked area over the pond. Improved wheelchair access to the pond area is also planned.
Visitors are welcomed at any time but are requested to treat the area, its flora and fauna with consideration especially when exercising pets. Open fires and overnight camping are not allowed.
The Millennium Woodland is managed by the Husbands Bosworth Millennium Woodland Trust for the benefit of the community.
Contact details: Tel: 01858 880910
To view the Millennium Wood photo album - click here