Hough Mill open 2-5pm every Sunday from 7th April . . . . . . . . The Trust is leading four walks in the National Forest Walking Festival 18th-30th May - see Diary . . . . . . . . Swannington History pages updated with details of the school and public houses . . . . . . . .

The Incline forms a linear wood and has nearly 2,000 trees and shrubs. To find out about its use as the western end of the Leicester and Swannington Railway that was built by Robert Stephenson see the Swannington Incline page.

The drifts of bluebells in May, when the scent of wild garlic also wafts in the air. The masses of ivy that cover the ground and climb some of the trees provides a great habitat for many small creatures, as well as providing nectar late in the season when there is so little around. Decaying logs with hollow centres and fungi. There is a lot to enjoy during a shady walk.