Charnwood Forest Living Landscape, situated to the south of Loughborough, covers 16,000 hectares. Strikingly different to anywhere else in the East Midlands, the Charnwood Forest is defined by craggy hilltops, dry stone walls, fast flowing streams, ancient woodlands and open views.
The most important area for wildlife in Leicestershire, Charnwood Forest contains a high concentration of Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Local Wildlife Sites, but these places have become increasingly isolated by activities such as hedge removal, ploughing of grasslands, development and road building - the M1 motorway effectively splits the area in two.
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The Charnwood Forest Living Landscape Project aims to conserve and enhance the unique wildlife, geology and character of Charnwood Forest.
The project will work alongside farmers, landowners, businesses and local communities to:
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If you are interested in this project or would like further information please contact:
Uta Hamzaoui, Conservation Officer [email protected] or 0116 248 7364
The Charnwood Forest Living Landscape has been made possible by the long-term commitment of Aggregate Industries.