Brierley Forest Park is a haven for wildlife, with walking routes covering over two miles, as well as cycling trails and a route for horse riders. The park covers 78 hectares and has a wide variety of facilities with something for everyone, including a children’s play area and play trail, lake with fishing, mountain bike track, sculpture trail and a visitor centre and café.
The park is situated on former farmland and the site of Sutton Colliery. There are several reminders of the site’s coal mining past, through the timber miner sculptures outside the visitor centre, the commemorative stone on Rooley Tops, and the pit wheels along the main path to Brierley Waters. Within the visitor centre, there are displays illustrating the site’s history.
Brierley Forest Park - Off Skegby Road, Huthwaite, NG17 2PH.