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1. Sherwood Forest Country Park

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Sherwood Forest Country Park

Sherwood Forest has a fascinating history and is the legendary home of Robin Hood. Sherwood Forest Country Park contains some of the oldest trees in Europe, veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Major Oak, still producing acorns after standing at the heart of Sherwood Forest for an estimated 800 years!
 
Follow one of the family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak trees, twisted by age and weathered into living sculptures. Browse around the Visitor Centre or relax in the Forest Table Restaurant.
Take time out to appreciate the unique ecology of Sherwood. The natural decay of fallen wood means the woodland teems with insect life, fungi, birds and bats.  A woodland grazing project at Sherwood has Hebridean sheep and Dexter cattle helping to ensure that open areas of medieval heathland do not revert to scrub.

Sherwood Forest Country Park Address:
Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre
Edwinstowe
Nottinghamshire
NG21 9HN
England, UK

Sherwood Forest Country Park Opening Times:

Park
Dawn till dusk

Visitor Centre
Summer, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm 
Winter, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm 

Sherwood Forest Country Park Admission:
Free

T +44 (0)845 330 4214 (8.00am - 8.00pm Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 12.00 Saturday) or +44 (0)1623 823202 (Office hours only Monday to Friday)

Forest Table restaurant: +44 (0)1623 823202 ext 32

Local visitor information (seasonal): +44 (0)1623 824490

F  +44 (0)1623 823202

Park Ranger Service

T  +44 (0)1623 823202

Home of a Legend
Sherwood Forest has a fascinating history and is the legendary home of Robin Hood. It is the site of one of the county’s most popular free festivals, the annual summer Robin Hood Festival.
For more information on Sherwood Forest visit the Sherwood Forest Country Park Website.
 
Sherwood Forest Trust
Support Sherwood Forest and help conservation schemes. 

Ancient Woodland
This 450 acre country park was designated a National Nature Reserve in 2002 by Natural England, the Government agency responsible for safeguarding our natural environment.
Sherwood Forest Country Park location
 
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