Kingfisher Cottage, 76 Mill Lane, Barrow-upon-Soar,Leicestershire, LE12 8LH
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Boating on canal and river - from pedaloes and rowing boats for hire by the hour to larger motor vessels available for the day or longer.
Fishing from end of garden and elsewhere.
Horse Riding, there are several facilities within a few miles. 
Golf, nearest facility Shelthorpe Golf Course on southern edge of Loughborough. Municipal 18 hole course. Others in area are Rothley Park and Charnwood Forest.
Dinghy Sailing and Water Sports - by arrangement.
Go-karting nearby at Burton-on-the-Wolds, also Willoughby-on-the-Wolds .
Canal- and Riverbank Walking.
Great Central Railway, steam trains running between Leicester and Loughborough, nearest station Quorn. On-board dining available at certain times.
Taylor's Bell Foundry and Museum in Loughborough. Large bells manufactured for export worldwide.
Loughborough Carillion, built in 1922 as a war memorial in Queen's Park, houses 47 bells crafted in Taylor's Foundry. Concerts on Thursday and Sunday afternoons in summer.
Home Farm, Loughborough. Rare breed livestock, historic water wheel, organic produce including top wines and local meats.
Stonehurst Family Farm and Museum, Mountsorrel. Animal petting are, blacksmith's forge, small motor museum, tea room, farm shop with local produce for sale.
Charnwood Forest:
Beacon Hill Country Park, Woodhouse Eaves - 180 acres of heath and woodland walking with views from second highest point in Leicestershire at 818 feet; Outwoods and Jubilee Woods, between Woodhouse Eaves and Nanpantan - 112 acres of woodland walking;
Broombriggs Farm Trail, Woodhouse Eaves - working farm with nature trail;
Bradgate Country Park, Leicestershire's largest, offers walking over more than 850 acres of natural heathland populated by deer herds and in which are the ruins of Bradgate House - Lady Jane Grey was incarcerated there prior to her beheading, with the 700 foot summit alongside Old John Tower providing magnificent views;
Swithland Woods, afford walking in 140 acres of ancient woodland, just to the north of and an additional part of Bradgate Country Park, in which are two abandoned pits where the famous Swithland Slate was quarried;
Cropston Pumping Station, just outside the village and next to the reservoir, displays how piped water was supplied to Leicester in Victorian times, and close by is an entrance to Bradgate;
Newton Linford, a pretty village in which is the main entrance to Bradgate;
Ulverscroft Priory Ruins, near Newtown Linford, historic interest in a delightful setting ;
Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, an active monastery near Whitwick, mainly self-sufficient due to its home farm.
Watermead Country Park, just north of Leicester, is an area of Soar Valley wetland alongside the river in which are good walking and cycling facilities, and fishing permitted in its lakes. There is a wide variety bird species to be seen, and the lakes are a haven for many types of wild fowl. The legendary King Lear is said to be buried in a chamber under the river, one of the lakes taking his name.
Snibston Discovery Park, in the same-named village near Coalville, is a former colliery developed as a museum depicting particularly the region's former coal-mining industry and nature reserve. Reported closed August 2015.
Donington Park Motor Racing Circuit, near Castle Donington. Regular meetings featuring cars or motor cycles, also motor museum. Adjacent to East Midlands Airport.
Leicester Racecourse, regular meetings over jumps and on the flat.
Concert Halls, Live Theatre, Cinemas, Museums etc in Leicester and Loughborough.
National Space Centre in Leicester, conveniently located just off A6, the main route into the city. King Richard III's remains are interred in Leicester Cathedral, close to the city centre.


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