GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blidworth Woods

3 miles (5 km)

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 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blidworth Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Head south east into nearby Oxton and you could visit Ye Olde Bridge Inn for some post walk refreshment. The pub was voted Nottinghamshire's Pub of the Year 2023 in the National Pub and Bar Awards. They serve high quality meals including a delightful country afternoon tea. Outside there is a large patio area in front of the function room. There is also a splendid 2 acre garden with a children's play area. You can find them at postcode NG25 0SE for your sat navs. They have a car park and are also dog friendly.

Dog Walking

The woods are ideal for dog walking so you will probably see other owners on your visit.

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.

Photos

Blidworth Woods, Sherwood Forest - geograph.org.uk - 894760

Tall trees in Blidworth Woods, Sherwood Forest

Blidworth Bottoms - geograph.org.uk - 42010

Blidworth Bottoms

Picnic area, Blidworth Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1761704

Picnic area, Blidworth Woods

Forest track - geograph.org.uk - 1761709

Forest track

Robin Hood Way, Blidworth Woods - geograph.org.uk - 3506738

Robin Hood Way passing through the site.

Wheelchair accessible route, Blidworth Woods - geograph.org.uk - 3506729

Wheelchair accessible route

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Blidworth Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blidworth Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)