Hugglescote is a thriving village about 1 mile south of Coalville. Its facilities include a primary school, community centre, shops (one with post office), churches, takeaways, two recreational grounds and a pub, the Gate Inn. Donington Manor House and the Sence Valley Forest Park are close by. The Hugglescote bear statue was unveiled in 2008 and, according to local folklore, represents how the village got its name. One day, local villager named Huggle was being chased by a brown bear. In order to escape, he took off his coat and the bear hugged that instead on him – Huggle’s coat! Nearest Airport: East Midlands (14 miles) Nearest Train Station: Loughborough (10.9 miles) Nearest town: Coalville (1.4 miles) Nearest Motorway Access: A/M42 (J13) M1 (J22)