Located approximately forty minutes away from Nottingham Center, the famous forest was a must visit for my family while in Robin Hood country.
Arranged to accommodate throngs of history fans, parking is located across the street, and there is a visitor’s centre welcoming you at the entrance of the forest. It is here you can find bathrooms, gift shops, and a cafe. Anything you need before wandering into one of the most well known forests in England.
Posted at the entrance are a list of walking paths, notated by color. If your main interest lies in seeing the Ancient Oak Tree, simply follow the blue path and it will lead you on a mile and a half loop, with the tree being close to the front of your journey.
The paths are wide enough for several parties to walk side by side, dogs are welcome, and there are benches scattered along the way should you need a rest.
Sherwood Forest is an ideal forest walk for groups of all ages. Young and old can enjoy the old trees, the bird sightings, and the history markers posted throughout.