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Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

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.


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

What's Nearby

  1. Robin Hood Festival 2015

    Monday 3 - Sunday 9 August 2015
    Sherwood Forest Country Park

    The popular Robin Hood Festival...

    0.02 miles away
  2. Walk With The Hawks

    Wednesday 29 October 2014 from 2.30pm - 4pm

    Take a walk on the wild side with falconer Chris...

    0.07 miles away
  3. Seed Hunt Sunday

    Sunday 26 October 2014

    Nature lovers have a wonderful opportunity to get a closer affinity with...

    0.07 miles away
  4. Tree Dressing Day

    Sunday 7 December 2014
    11.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
    Sherwood Forest National Nature...

    0.07 miles away
  1. Boxing Day Revival Walk

    Friday 26 December 2014 from 11.30am - 1pm

    If you think you may have overdone the excesses of...

    0.07 miles away
  2. Midwinter Lantern Walk

    Sunday 14 December
    4.30pm - 5.30pm
    Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
    £4 per person

    Wrap up...

    0.07 miles away
  3. Sparkling Sherwood

    Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm (timed tickets)

    Sunday 7 December, 5pm, 6pm,...

    0.07 miles away
  4. Steel Pantastic

    20 December 2014
    2pm - 4pm
    Rufford Abbey Country Park
    £3 car parking

    Come and enjoy the...

    0.07 miles away
  5. An Evening of Medieval Dining

    Saturday 6 December & Saturday 13 December 2014
    Forest Table Restaurant, Sherwood Forest Visitor...

    0.07 miles away
  6. Sherwood Halloween Walk

    Friday 31 October 2014, from 7:30pm
    Sherwood Forest

    Are you brave enough to join one of...

    0.07 miles away
  7. Children’s Halloween Adventure

    24 October 2014, 6pm - 7:30pm
    Sherwood Forest

    Join the team and explore Sherwood Forest on a...

    0.07 miles away
  8. Spooky Trail at Sherwood Forest Country Park

    Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November 2014
    Sherwood Forest

    11am - 3pm

    Follow this...

    0.07 miles away
  9. Christmas Clowning

    14 December 2014, 11:30am
    Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

    FREE - £3 car parking...

    0.07 miles away
  10. Ghost Hunt at Sherwood Forest

    24 October 2014, 9pm - 2am
    Sherwood Forest

    Feeling brave? This Halloween, wander around the...

    0.07 miles away
  11. Christmas Eve Walk

    24 December 2014, 11am - 12:30pm
    Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve


     Escape the...

    0.32 miles away
  12. Robin Hood’s Village Dig Phase 2

    26 - 31 October 2014


    Volenteer to take part in a test pitting project to...

    0.54 miles away
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