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Your comprehensive guide to Sherwood Forest

The best UK Sherwood Forest visitor guide – maps, places to visit, parks, photos, walking, cycling, horse riding, wildlife, history, Robin Hood and the outlaws plus places to stay when you visit.

Sherwood Forest is an excellent holiday destination, rivaling the New Forest with lots to keep visitors interested and entertained, no matter what your age.

Sherwood Forest map

Map of Sherwood Forest

Nottingham Castle, Southwell Minster and Southwell Workhouse, Bolsover CastleLaxton ‘Open Field’ system, Clumber, Thoresby, Rufford and Newstead Parks.  Hardwick Hall and Hodsock Priory are close-by. There is the internationally important Stone Age site at Creswell Crags near Welbeck AbbeySherwood Forest National Nature Reserve is another internationally important site.  Nearby are Vicar Water Country Park, the ruins of Kings John’s Palace plus Sherwood Pines Forest Park one of the country’s top cycling destinations. There is a range of interesting and distinctive villages to walk round. Check out our comprehensive pages on places to go and activities you can do.

Whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, make sure you take the time connect with the real Sherwood Forest as  Robin Hood would have done, by walking or riding through it. With a large network of paths and trails for you to explore there is no better way of experiencing Sherwood Forest.

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  1. Davies permalink
    June 17, 2014 5:46 pm

    I have just arrived back from a school trip to Sherwood Forest where we met Average John and Robert our guides for the day. I would just like to pass on how fantastic they both were with not only the adults but also 120 primary school children ranging from 5 to 7 years old. We are learning about Robin Hood as our topic this term and both John and Robert brought this to life for us all. Could you please pass on our feedback and if possible could you send me a contact email where I can pass on our congratulations to the rangers for their hard work. Many thanks.

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