Not far from the Griffin Inn pub in Swithland you'll find a gem of a place for walkers, adventurers, historians, train lovers and families alike. The Mountsorrel and Rothley Heritage Centre started its journey back in 2007 with the idea to restore just over a mile of the Mountsorrel Railway. With over 140,000 hours of volunteer labour they restored the rail line, built Mountsorrel Station with car park and access, repaired two stone bridges and then went on to create the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.
The hard work and determination of this community and the volunteers shines through and is evident when you look at the quality and high standards of everything this team have achieved.
Wanting to add to this area, the team of volunteers applied to the Everards Community Excellence Fund for donations for shrubs and cold stores (equipment to ensure those plants they have so lovingly worked hard to nurture all year are not destroyed by the frost and cold in the winter months) and some trees.