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Sherwood Forest in context

Sherwood Forest is on the sandlands of Nottinghamshire, a 30km long by 10km wide strip of quick draining sandy soil which stretches from Nottingham to Worksop. The dry soils mean that large areas are still covered by trees and heath, resulting in very extensive public access.  Not only are there great places for a walk or ride, but also lots to do and see in and around the Forest a few examples are Nottingham Castle, Southwell Minster and Southwell Workhouse, BolsoverCastle, Laxton ‘Open Field’ system, Clumber Park, Thoresby Hall, Rufford Abbey and Newstead Abbey country parks.  Hardwick Hall and Hodsock Priory are close-by. There is the internationally important Stone Age site at Creswell Crags near Welbeck Abbey

Sherwood 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.

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