Nottinghamshire: Sherwood Forest

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22 October 2023 (10:00 - 16:00)

Walks and Talks guided by BBS member and recorder, Margaret Crittenden. Booking essential.

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Starting at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and continuing into Sherwood Forest Country Park (National Nature Reserve). Nottinghamshire.

Sherwood Forest is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire. Its peculiar fame arises from its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood. There are remnants of an older forest with many old oaks including notably the Major Oak which is between 800 and 1,000 years old. The central core of ancient Sherwood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), NNR and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is a very important site for these ancient oaks, wood pasture, invertebrates and fungi and includes some unique (to Nottinghamshire) bryophytes. These species are typical of the acidic nature of the woodland as the bedrock here is Sherwood Sandstone. There are also extensive areas of lowland heathland. The walk and talk will cover as many of the various habitats as possible.

Please book a place through Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre at:


Sherwood Forest