Silver birch trees in Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Visitor facilities at Rufford Abbey, Sherwood Forest, Bestwood and Holme Pierrepont Country Parks will close over the weekend of 21/22 March until further notice. Free public access to country parks themselves will continue, and we encourage people to continue to visit, whilst observing social distancing advice.

Sherwood Forest, the legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood, is a 450 acre country park in Nottinghamshire. Managed by an RSPB led consortium in partnership with the County Council, the park is home to the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including England's Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak. 

Open every day except Christmas Day, the forest has something for everyone - walks and trails, bug hunts, adventure playground, events - there's always plenty to enjoy.  

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