Explore the pine woodlands and open heath of Blidworth Woods, on this peaceful walk in Sherwood Forest.
You can park in the Blidworth Lane car park at the northern end of the woods to start the walk. There is also a larger parking area on Longdale Lane at the southern end.
From here you can pick up a number of walking trails including the Robin Hood Way long distance footpath, which runs through the centre of the woods. The trail runs through the nearby village of Blidworth so you could start the walk from there and follow the trail to the site if you prefer.
If you follow the trail west you could visit the nearby Harlow Wood, just to the south of Mansfield. Near here you will also find Kings Mill Reservoir which has a nice trail to follow around the water.
Just to the south you will find Burntstump Country Park where there's more nice trails and an ornamental pond.
Blidworth Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blidworth Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blidworth Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blidworth Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Papplewick Walk starts from the nearby village and visits Blidworth village. The worthy village is a conservation area with an ancient church, 18th century cottages and the Grade I listed Papplewick Hall.
Head a few miles west and you could visit another local historic highlight at Felley Priory. The 15th century house is surrounded by some beautiful gardens with herbaceous borders, splendid topiary and bluebell woodland. The waterside trails at Moorgreen Reservoir and Hucknall's Bestwood Country Park can also be found in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.