Sherwood Forest Country Park
Explore 450 acres of peaceful woodland in this famous park and Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire. In Sherwood Forest you'll pass the 800 year old Major Oak which is rumoured to be the base of Robin Hood. There are also excellent facilites with a Visitor Centre and cafe. This circular trail runs for about 6 miles using the waymarked paths around the visitor centre which is located just north of Edwinstowe. There's a good sized car park located here too.
There are numerous cycling and walking tracks running through the park with National Cycle Route 6 passing through the centre of the park (see the Nottingham to Worksop Cycle Route). The Robin Hood Way Walk also passes right through the park.
Our Mansfield Cycle Route passes through the park and will take you to the nearby Clumber Park where there's miles of nice trails and a beautiful lake.
PostcodeNG21 9RN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Sherwood Forest Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Sherwood Forest Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Sherwood Forest Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Sherwood Forest Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice on site gift shop and cafe where you can pick up a good range of refreshments.
As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking so you're bound to see other owners on a fine weekend day. The on site cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just north east of the park you'll find the lovely Thoresby Park. There's 1000 acres of parkland to explore in this expansive estate surrounding Thoresby Hall.
Head south of the park to the village of Bilsthorpe and you could pick up the popular Southwell Trail. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line to Southwell where there's a fine railway themed pub for refreshments.
Just to the south there's Rufford Abbey Country Park near Edwinstowe. The historic abbey ruins are well worth a visit with a surrounding country park which includes a picturesque lake and beautiful gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.