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Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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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 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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  • Visited in march so no leaves on the tress and a bit muddy underfoot so probably not the best time to visit. Not a dense forest you might expect but a large number of oak trees, not all of them in the...  more »
  • I've popped in for a walk and to look around the craft shops a few times recently. Popped in to the cafe (thecafé) for the first time today and it was very reasonably priced, clean and friendly, and w...  more »
  • Easy to reach by bus from Nottingham, Sherwood Forest offers around a free tourist site explaining the legend of Robin Hood, of beautiful walking trails around many old trees (including the legendary oak close to one thousand years) and a flora and fauna quite rich. If the weather is nice, very beautiful ballads are possible, with several courses marked according to your ability and your time. P.S: a new tourist center is under construction and should soon see the day
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