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Top tip: Visit the hideout of the county's most famous outlaw, Robin Hood.
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 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 4 & Sunday 5 October 2014
The ninth annual Sherwood Through The Ages event takes place...0 miles away
Monday 4 - Sunday 10 August 2014 - Sherwood Forest Country Park
Entry to the festival is free....0.07 miles away
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September 2014
See demonstrations in ancient country crafts, modern day...0.07 miles away
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September 2014 from 11am - 4.30pm
Experience the sights, sounds,...2.2 miles away
Tuesday 7 October - Sunday 16 November 2014
Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10.30am - 4...2.2 miles away
Oddsocks present A Midsummer Night’s Dream - 25th July 2014, 7pm
Thoresby Lawns, Thoresby...2.36 miles away
Saturday 26 July 2014
Mel Brooks musical adventure comedy take on the Robin Hood story is your...2.97 miles away
Friday 25 July 2014
In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near...2.97 miles away
11th April - 30th September 2014
Come and see our giant Gruffalo sculpture from Sunday 8 June....2.97 miles away
Spend the day learning the timeless craft of basketry. This course has been designed to guide total...2.97 miles away
Join fletcher & archer, Trevor Lilley, to learn how to make a traditional wooden shafted arrow.
...2.97 miles away
Join expert, Patrick harding, for this ever popular talk and walk on how to find and identify...2.97 miles away
Ever wondered what lives in the forest ponds? Join the rangers to find out more about the bugs and...2.97 miles away
Could you survive a night in the woods? Join the rangers at Sherwood Pines to find out. Build you...2.97 miles away
Can you build a shelter out of just forest materials? Join the rangers to have a go.
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An evening exploring the night sky using telescopes and star maps. After an introductory...2.97 miles away