Everthing you need to know to plan your visit, find out about our facilities, opening times and car park charges...
How to find us
Hicks Lodge is located in The National Forest near Ashby de la Zouch
Post Code: LE65 2UP
Google Map: Hicks Lodge
Pay and display parking charges apply. The charges are £1 for 1 hour or £3 for all day.
Money raised from this car park goes towards the maintenance of the visitor centre, the trails and the wider forest.
Purchase a Discovery Pass: £40 for a years free parking at Birches Valley and Hicks Lodge.
The car park is open from 8am and closes at 8pm.
Food and Drink
Run by AE catering, Hicks Lodge Cafe is open 364 days a year, serving a wide range of hot and cold food to eat in or takeaway...
The cafe and cycle centre are open between 9am - 5pm daily and open late every Thursday until 9pm.
Hicks Lodge Cafe and Cycle Centre have a range of mountain bikes available to hire.
Hire rates are: 1 hour £8.00, 2 hours £12.00, 3 hours £16.00, Tag a longs & child Seats £5.00.
Sorry, but we are unable to take bookings for bike hire.
Queries and questions can be answered at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toilets are located adjacent to Hicks Lodge Café and include baby changing and accessible facilities. The toilets are opened and closed at the same time as the cafe.
Forestry Commission Office - 01889 586593
Forestry Commission Ranger – 07795 801146
Forestry Commission - Email
Hicks Lodge Café - 01530 274533