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Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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#4 of 11 in Nature in Nottinghamshire
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 Ice Age (as attested by pollen sampling cores). Today, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve encompasses 423.2 hectares, 1,045acre, surrounding the village of Edwinstowe, the site of Thoresby Hall.The forest that most people associate with Sherwood Forest is actually named Birklands and Bilhaugh. 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 in woodland and heath subject to the forest laws.Management and conservationThe Sherwood Forest Trust is a small charity that covers the ancient royal boundary and current national character area of Sherwood Forest. Its aims are based on conservation, heritage and communities, but also include tourism and the economy.
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  • So all you have to pay is £3 for the car park! The facilities are great, playground, visitor centre, film, gift shop, cafe and toilets, plus loads of forest to explore! A must is to walk to the major ...  more »
  • Just a simple forest without crazy crowded parking ugly village dearly in hell only nastarszy oak in England doing some impression but is generally not worth the drive
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  • Enjoyed a lovely walk around the forest taking in the Great Oak and the surroundings & wildlife. The shops and visitors places were a little tired but the craft shops nearby with only a £3 Parking cha...  more »

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