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Swadlincote Woodlands and park area

Swadlincote Woodlands provides a green lung close to the town centre for the people of Swadlincote. Over the past 20 years a former landfill and open cast site has been transformed into 33 hectares of woodland. The park includes open space, woodlands, play areas and a point for viewing across the town and valley. A network of footpaths criss-cross the site and link to existing access points.

Play area at swadlincote woodlands in late summer


  • play area
  • picnic area
  • climbing rock
  • toilets
  • woodland walks
  • orienteering course
  • nature areas and ponds.


Derby Road

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Swadlincote woodlands map

Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers hold regular monthly activities including woodland thinning, coppicing and hedge laying and watercourse management. Join the Conservation Volunteers at Swadlincote Woodlands. Tools and tea provided. Please bring lunch and remember to wear suitable clothing. Contact Tom Watkins at TCV for details, tel: 01283 223327 or mobile: 07970 540616.

Volunteer Wildlife Group

We are establishing a Volunteer Wildlife Group at the Woodlands and are carrying out numerous wildlife surveys at the site, including a Butterfly Transect Survey. Other surveys are in the pipeline including a moth survey and wild flower survey. If you are interested in joining our Wildlife survey group then please contact Yvonne Waring, parklife officer for more details, email: or mobile: 07814 569370.

Contact details

South Derbyshire District Council
Cultural Services
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 595782
Fax: 01283 595720
Online: contact form

page ref: SDDC 207

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