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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.
Friday 26 December 2014 from 11.30am - 1pm
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20 December 2014
2pm - 4pm
Rufford Abbey Country Park
£3 car parking
Come and enjoy the...0 miles away
Monday 3 - Sunday 9 August 2015
Sherwood Forest Country Park
The popular Robin Hood Festival...0.07 miles away
24 December 2014, 11am - 12:30pm
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve
Escape the...0.34 miles away
15 November – 24 December 2014, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Rufford Abbey Country Park
Santa and his...2.15 miles away
15 November - 21 December 2014 (weekends only) plus Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 December 2014 from...2.15 miles away
Saturday 29th November - Sunday 4th January 2014, 11am - 3pm
Enjoy some of the forest's...2.2 miles away
Christmas at Rufford Abbey Country Park 2014
Christmas Lunch - Savile Restaurant
Saturday 29...2.2 miles away
The Longhorn 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon - 19th April 2015
Registration is now open for The...2.36 miles away
Call to Arms - The Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum: 12th August 2014 -...2.36 miles away
Sunday 5th October 2014 and 22nd March 2015
Times: 11am to 4pm (both days)
Admission: Free of...2.36 miles away
Meet Santa at the Sherwood Forest Railway - 6th - 21st December 2014 (various times)
Santa...2.4 miles away
Tom Odell at Forest Live Sherwood Pines, 26th June 2015
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Saturday 29 November – Sunday 21 December 2014 (weekends only) from 11am - 4pm
The forerunner...2.97 miles away
October 2014 – February 2015
Sherwood Pines Forest Park
To help celebrate the 15th anniversary...2.97 miles away
It's 1929 and Sir Henry Bagger has invited you all to his birthday party up at the Hall and then...4.52 miles away