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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.
Fri 11, Sat 12 and Sun 13 December 2015
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
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15th October 2015, 8pm
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TIME: 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
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Friday 11 March 2016
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Saturday 31st October 2015
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Saturday, 24 October 2015 at Clumber Park.
5:30 pm - 9pm. Gates open at 17:30. Entertainment starts...4.6 miles away
25st September 2015
14th November 2015
Venue: School of Artisan Food
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Sat 26 - Sun 27 Sep 2015
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Nov 2015
Venue: School of Artisan Food
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Friday 27 - Sunday 29 November 2015
The Harley Gallery
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Saturday 17 October 2015 - Sunday 10 January 2016
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30th - 31st October 2015
White Post Farm
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Join Santa, Mrs Claus and their Elves for a breakfast feast at Robin Hoods...6.58 miles away
17th October - 1st November 2015
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