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Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9HN

Tel: +44 01623 823202

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Admission is FREE, and the normal charge for the car park is £3.

Legendary home of Robin Hood and an awe inspiring nature reserve of ancient oak trees

Once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve covers 450 acres and incorporates some truly ancient areas of native woodland where slender birch trees grow alongside more than one thousand veteran oaks, most of which are over 500 years old.

The largest and most famous of these is the Major Oak - linked throughout the world to Sherwoods legendary hero Robin Hood.

At the entrance to the country park is Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre with an exhibition on Robyn Hodes Sherwode, two shops and the Forest Table Restaurant. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Nottinghamshires first National Nature Reserve (NNR), the forest is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna that live on the dead wood and among the fallen leaves.

Truly a site of contrasts, Sherwood has something for everyone.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousExperience Nottinghamshire Member Experience Nottinghamshire Member 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDisabled Access Disabled Access 2011

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What's Nearby

  1. Robin Hood Festival 2014


    Monday 4 - Sunday 10 August 2014 - Sherwood Forest Country Park

    Entry to the festival is free....

    0.02 miles away
  2. The Major Oak Woodland Festival


    Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September 2014

    Hear ye Hear ye, Oyez. Good People of The Shire and far...

    0.02 miles away
  3. Sherwood Through the Ages 2014


    Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 October 2014

    The ninth annual Sherwood Through The Ages event takes place...

    0.07 miles away
  4. On The Home Front - 1940s Living History Weekend


    Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September 2014 from 11am - 4.30pm

    Experience the sights, sounds,...

    2.26 miles away
  1. Rufford Gallery Exhibition


    Tuesday 7 October - Sunday 16 November 2014

    Open Tuesday - Sunday from 10.30am - 4...

    2.26 miles away
  2. Gruffalo Activity Trail


    11th April - 30th September 2014

    Come and see our giant Gruffalo sculpture from Sunday 8 June....

    2.98 miles away
  3. Willow Basket Weaving

    Spend the day learning the timeless craft of basketry. This course has been designed to guide total...

    2.98 miles away
  4. Fungi Foray

    Join expert, Patrick harding, for this ever popular talk and walk on how to find and identify...

    2.98 miles away
  5. Overnight Bushcraft for Families

    Could you survive a night in the woods? Join the rangers at Sherwood Pines to find out. Build you...

    2.98 miles away
  6. Bushcraft for Familes


    Join the rangers for a day of bushcraft activities in the woods. Learn shelter building and fire...

    2.98 miles away
  7. Fletching - Traditional Arrow Making

    Join fletcher & archer, Trevor Lilley, to learn how to make a traditional wooden shafted arrow.
    ...

    2.98 miles away
  8. Star Gazing

    An evening exploring the night sky using telescopes and star maps. After an introductory...

    2.98 miles away
  9. Summer Holiday Fun - Shelter Building

    Can you build a shelter out of just forest materials? Join the rangers to have a go.

    When is...

    2.98 miles away
  10. Summer Holiday Fun - Pond Dipping

    Ever wondered what lives in the forest ponds? Join the rangers to find out more about the bugs and...

    2.98 miles away
  11. Growing demonstration at Clumber Park



    How to grow sweetpeas at Clumber Park - 13th July 2014, 12noon - 2pm.

    Practical growing...

    4.19 miles away
  12. Fungi Fortnight at Clumber Park


    Monday 6 - Sunday 19 October 2014

    There are various events taking place during the...

    4.49 miles away
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