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Top tip: Visit England's Tree of the Year. . . The Major Oak
Entrance to Sherwood Forest is FREE, the normal price for the car park is £3.
Sherwood Forest, a 450-acre country park, is home to the well-loved veteran oak tree, the Major Oak which is known throughout the world for its connection to Nottinghamshire’s legendary hero Robin Hood.
Sherwood Forest is located near the village of Edwinstowe, in north Nottinghamshire, and the large English oak is thought to be between 800 and 1,000 years old. Legend has it that the ancient oak not only provided Robin Hood with shelter, it was also the place where he and his Merry Men slept.
You can see the oak whenever the nearby Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is open (10am – 5pm in the summer and 10.30am – 4.30pm in winter). The Major Oak is a 10 – 15 minute walk through the woods from the Visitor Centre, and you will be guided by a signed surfaced path making the walk so much easier.
Today, there is a fence around the famous tree in order to prevent visitors’ feet from compressing the ground over the tree’s roots. This will ensure that the tree stays healthy for many years to come, and visitors worldwide can enjoy the legend of Robin Hood.
• The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest has been crowned England’s Tree of the Year in a public vote run by the Woodland Trust.
• The major Oak is a Quercus Robur, the English or pendunculate oak.
• The world famous tree weighs an estimated 23 tonnes, has a girth of 10 metres (33ft) and a spread of 28 metres (92ft) making it the biggest oak tree in Britain.
• The earliest recorded name for the Oak was the Cockpen Tree, dating back to the mid 18th century. The tree became better known as The Major Oak after it was described in 1790 by local historian, Major Hayman Rooke.
• The tree is estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 years old.
Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 October 2016 from 10.30am - 3.30pm
This is a self-guided trail; follow...2.1 miles away
Thursday 27 October 2016 from 7.45pm - 10.30pm
With Halloween on the horizon come and join the...2.2 miles away
18th January - 31st December 2016
‘Fragments in Time’ will feature old photographs, salvaged...2.2 miles away
Monkey around for peanuts this October. See Sunday in an adventurous light.
Sunday 9th, 16th,...2.24 miles away
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2016, 10am - 4pm
Come along to Thoresby Courtyards...2.36 miles away
Sunday 23rd October 2016, 10.30am
Thoresby Lawns & Woods
SBR Events will be holding their...2.36 miles away
Thoresby Riding Hall
Friday 2nd December, 7.30pm, Saturday 3rd December, 2pm, Saturday 3rd...2.36 miles away
Call to Arms - The Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum: 12th August 2014 -...2.36 miles away
Wedding Fair at The Pumping House
Sunday 6th November, 11am - 3pm
The perfect...2.71 miles away
15th December 2016
Venue: Clumber Park Hotel and Spa
Be entertained by world class Michael...4.52 miles away
Saturday 29th October, 7.30pm
Clumber Park Hotel and Spa
Price: £45 per person
Halloween...4.52 miles away
Thursday 20 - Sunday 30 October 2016 from 10am - 4pm
Pumpkin trail in the Walled Kitchen...4.6 miles away
25 November - 27 November 2016
The Harley Gallery
Whether you’re looking for a gift for...6.2 miles away
10 September 2016 - 10th June 2017
Back for another academic year, the popular ‘Start and Art...6.2 miles away
Saturday 27 August - Sunday 23 October 2016
GARDENS FOR THE DUCHESS
Hidden Treasure...6.2 miles away
Saturday 22 - Sunday 30 October 2016
Wow, what a week we have on the farm for this year’s...6.52 miles away