Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Visitors’ Centre

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, NG21 9RN

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Visit the famous home of the legendary Robin Hood and stare in awe at the iconic Major Oak…

Famously the stomping ground of the legendary Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest is an impressive 450-acre country park. As a landmark thousands of years in the making, it is alive with nature, history and folklore waiting to be discovered.

The most famous resident of Sherwood Forest, after Robin Hood himself, is the iconic Major Oak – the giant oak which he called home. Standing prominently amongst the Forest’s 900 ancient oak trees, it is Britain’s biggest oak with an impressive canopy spreading 28 metres, and an estimated weight of 23 tonnes! It is a spectacle to behold whatever the season.

Sherwood Forest has something for everyone to enjoy. Plenty of walks and trails cater towards all fitness levels and interests – from short nature trails to a whole day exploring the woodland. There is also a Robin Hood-themed play area complete with lookout post, swings and rope bridge.

Begin your forest journey at the RSPB visitor centre, for useful information from friendly staff, trail guides, and inspiration on how to shape your time at Sherwood.  The café cannot be missed either, with its fantastic rooftop canopy offering unique views across the forest.

Events are staged throughout the year and cover everything from Robin Hood themed activities to guided walks and nature trails.