Bradgate park is an historic Mediaeval deer park in the heart of the ancient Charnwood Forest. It retains much of its original landscape with small woods, grassy slopes and rocky outcrops. Swithland Wood – 146 acres of Ancient Woodland. Bradgate Park is Leicestershire’s largest,most visited country park and was originally created as a deer park in the ancient Charnwood Forest. Red and fallow deer can still be seen feeding among the bracken.