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Sherwood Forest, Budby

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Sherwood Forest is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire, England, famous by its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood.

The area has been wooded since the end of the Last Glacial Period (as attested by pollen sampling cores). Today, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve encompasses 423.2 hectares (1,046 acres), surrounding the village of Edwinstowe, the site of Thoresby Hall. It is a remnant of an older, much larger, royal hunting forest, which derived its name from its status as the shire (or sher) wood of Nottinghamshire, which extended into several neighbouring counties (shires), bordered on the west along the River Erewash and the Forest of East Derbyshire. When the Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, the forest covered perhaps a quarter of Nottinghamshire (approximately 19,000 acres or 7,800 hectares) in woodland and heath subject to the forest laws.

The forest gives its name to the Sherwood Parliamentary constituency.

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  • Being able to sit in Sherwood Forest, at the major oak reading about Robin Hood was incredible. It is so peaceful and quiet, you can really imagine what it could have been like and the vantage... 
    Being able to sit in Sherwood Forest, at the major oak reading about Robin Hood was incredible. It is so peaceful and quiet, you can really imagine what it could have been like and the vantage...  more »
  • A return trip to Sherwood Forest , the original car park, experience centre , cafe and guided trials have been ripped down ‘reclaimed by nature’ and replaced with an overpriced , guardianista visitor....  more
    A return trip to Sherwood Forest , the original car park, experience centre , cafe and guided trials have been ripped down ‘reclaimed by nature’ and replaced with an overpriced , guardianista visitor....  more »
  • The cabin is everything we expected after we stayed only a couple of years ago. Cabin 65 is a three bed (one double bed, two rooms with 2 single beds) large cabin with a large hot tub, large 4 corner....  more
    The cabin is everything we expected after we stayed only a couple of years ago. Cabin 65 is a three bed (one double bed, two rooms with 2 single beds) large cabin with a large hot tub, large 4 corner....  more »
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  • Amazing place to stay
  • This is only 4 miles from my home love going for walks such a picturesque beautiful place
  • Such a nice place to explore with the family and dog spend a couple of hours walking the woods
  • A good place to visit, new centre is a major improvement but I didn't see Robin Hood
  • A wonderful day can be spent here, walking, climbing trees, whatever you want really, plenty of events of during the year so choose one to suit. Beautiful gnarled old trees..

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