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Byron Country places

Sherwood Forest map south

Public access – maybe a charge     Historical site

The southern part of Sherwood Forest was the Royal Forest. Bestwood Country Park was a former royal hunting park used by Kings and Queens until Charles II reign. Newstead Abbey is the ancestral seat of the Lord’s Byron.

There are strong Robin Hood connections in the Rainworth Water valley from Thieves Wood and  Harlow Wood through to Blidworth.

Places to visit

Bestwood Country Park



Farnsfield, Newstead and Ravenshead

Linby and Papplewick

Newstead Abbey

Oxton and Epperstone

Thieves Wood and Harlow Wood

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