Sherwood Forest Country Park

The legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood, this 450 acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating ecosystem. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including England's Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak.

Changes to service and facilities at Sherwood Forest

The new Visit Sherwood website reveals itself:

Park features

  • admission to the park is free (car parking charges apply)
  • dogs welcome
  • spring/summer opening hours (weather permitting):
    • Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
    • Weekends: 10am to 5pm
  • follow the waymarked trails amongst the leafy glades
  • spot birds including nuthatches, jays, woodpeckers and redstarts
  • marvel in the shadow of the historic Major Oak

Getting here

Bus: Most bus routes stop on High Street in Edwinstowe, which is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre and park. Plan a journey.

Car: The Visitor Centre is on the B6034 just north of Edwinstowe, between the A6075 and the A616, 20 miles north of Nottingham.

Train: The nearest stations are at Shirebrook (6 miles) and Mansfield (7 miles).  Both are served by the Robin Hood line, operated by East Midlands Trains.


Catering enquiries

For Sherwood Forest catering enquiries call 01623 824643.

Car parking

See information on car parking charges and season tickets.

Upcoming events at Sherwood Forest


 A number of paths, such as the Major Oak path, are accessible to wheelchairs. 


Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control. All visitors need to feel safe and relaxed. Please keep dogs on the lead in and around the Visitor Centre, and take care when passing other visitors with dogs. Please clean up after your pet.

At some park events (for example, bird-watching walks), dogs aren't allowed. If in doubt, please contact us.

Contact details

01623 824 643

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