Granites: Open Daily 10am to 5pm

We offer a wide range of hot and cold drinks, a selection of cakes and treats to suit all pockets, light meals and even speciality ice creams.

Nunckley Trail: Open Daily

Our half mile nature trail gives excellent views towards Old John tower and Bradgate park.

Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018

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We have a vacancy (3 to 5 days per week) for an enthusiastic, personable and well presented person to join the Granite’s team! Continue reading Granite’s Staff Vacancy: August 2018

Newsletter: June 2018


In this month’s newsletter:-

  • Train Weekend 21st & 22nd July
  • Brake Van
  • Nunckley’s Nature News

Continue reading Newsletter: June 2018

Discovery Centre: July 2018

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Discovery Project: Lottery Funding Application Sadly our application for £800,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for our Discovery Project has been unsuccessful. Recent changes at HLF have seen a significant reduction in the maximum amount they award to projects, and there has been a shift in emphasis towards… Continue reading Discovery Centre: July 2018

Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

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Once again the Great Central Railway will be running trains from their main line onto the Mountsorrel branch line. Their Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) will be running a circular route stopping at Quorn, Nunckley Hill, Mountsorrel, Rothley and then back to Quorn.

It is over a year since trains last ran onto the GCR main line so make a note in your diary. Continue reading Trains 21st & 22nd July 2018

Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018

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The Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre has developed over the past 10 years due to the hard work and dedication from our volunteers. In order for our site to achieve its full potential we need more help!

Volunteering here at the Heritage Centre as part of our fabulous team allows the opportunity to get involved in many of our great projects. Continue reading Volunteering Opportunities: July 2018

Big Butterfly Count 2018


Do you have an interest in nature and a love of butterflies? Then why not take part in the Big Butterfly Count! All you have to do is record the type and number of butterflies you see in fifteen minutes. Our Nunckley Trail, and wild-flower areas are ideal locations to… Continue reading Big Butterfly Count 2018

Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

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As part of the Leicestershire & Rutland Festival of Archaeology why not join Robert for a guided tour looking at the history and archaeology of Nunckley Hill Quarry, the restored Mountsorrel Railway (the Swithland branch line), the remains of the 19th century building known as “Dobb Hall”, and the 1888… Continue reading Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology

Newsletter: May 2018

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In this month’s newsletter:-

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Volunteering
  • Leicestershire Festival of Archaeology
  • Railway Museum
  • Crazy Golf
  • Trains
  • Discovery Project
  • GDPR

Continue reading Newsletter: May 2018

Butterfly Trail

Butterfly Trail

Can you spot these butterflies around the Nunckley Trail?

We have placed 10 butterfly fact sheets around the trail. See if you can find them all and learn a little about butterflies in the process. Continue reading Butterfly Trail

Newsletter: April 2018

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In this month’s newsletter:-

  • GCR Goods Galore
  • MS & LR No.946
  • Crazy Golf
  • Fourth Railway Siding
  • Nunckley’s Nature News

Continue reading Newsletter: April 2018