Holly Hayes is an Ancient Semi Natural Woodland located on the western edge of Charnwood Forest in The National Forest. The site is a hidden gem between Whitwick and Coalville in North West Leicestershire and is traversed by The Ivanhoe Way.


CEP Holly Hayes is the conservation and land management arm of Coalville Education Partnerships Ltd. The staff and students of the Community Interest Company are restoring and managing the wood to rescue fragile wildlife communities from the untamed march of holly and rampant bramble.

This page charts the progress of the project and exhibits the diverse wildlife found in this beautiful woodland.

hhwild garlic
new bench
hh bbell stitch 2
hh bbell path 5
fungi birch

Opening Hours 

Due to the age groups of people onsite, please call and book an appointment prior to coming to CEP.

Mon    8:30am -3pm

Tue      8:30am -3pm

Wed    8:30am -3pm

Thu     8:30am -3pm

Fri        8:30am -3pm