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Enjoy more with great local and national discounts

Updated 17th November 2020

East Midlands Horse Membership

Many of our forests and woodlands are available to explore and enjoy on horseback. Riding in the forests is by permit (membership) only. A horse riding membership can be purchased here

Please take note of the following information specific to this membership. For your safety, please keep off the forest walks and mountain bike trails and observe all operational signage and diversions when in place.

We host events throughout the year at many of our sites, so please call or email before boxing up to check when it is best to ride.

Horse riding at Sherwood Pines:

When horse riding at Sherwood Pines, parking is available in the outer main car parks where it is easier to unload and mount up. If these are closed during quieter times, please use a corner of the main car park. Sherwood Pines is a busy site used by many and additional advice on riding can be obtained on request.

For details of walking and mountain bike trails at Sherwood Pines please ask for a guide from Guest Services on your arrival. These will clearly indicate the routes where you should not horse ride.

Other quieter woodlands where riding by permit is allowed and included in the cost of your pass are:

  • Blidworth Woods
  • Haywood Oaks
  • Wharncliffe Woods (at Grenoside, Sheffield)
  • Farley and Bottom Moor (Matlock, Derbyshire)

Facilities at each site vary and further information is available by contacting or by visiting the forest webpage.

Enjoy more with great local and national discounts

Local offers

  • Save money and time - get free car parking for one year at the Sherwood Pines, and permitted access to Blidworth Woods, Haywood Oaks, Wharncliffe, Farley and Bottom Moor.
  • Support these forests and woodlands - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoy.
  • Discover more - receive the seasonal Members e-newsletter packed with information about events, activities and wildlife in Sherwood Pines Forest (subject to your consent to receive marketing).
  • 2 hours for the price of 1 on cycle hire. Valid Monday to Friday in term time, excluding Bank Holidays.
  • 10% discount in the Cafe. Offers are valid Monday to Friday in term time, excluding Bank Holidays. Cafe contact.

National Offers

  • 15% off per person at Go Ape (excluding Nets Adventure). Excludes Saturdays, corporate events, gift vouchers and bank holidays. Book online and quote the discount code supplied in your membership welcome pack. Participation and supervision ratios apply, please visit for more information.
  • Save 12.5% with Forest Holidays. Stay in a luxury cabin in one of eleven idyllic Forestry England locations and save 12.5% off the price of the cabin. You can also save 17.5% when you book within 7 days of travel (this option must be booked via the contact centre on 03330 110495). The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Forest Holidays offer and applies to one cabin only per visit. The offer must be applied at the time of booking. Your membership card must be shown on arrival at the Forest Holidays location. The Forestry England member must be the lead booker for the Forest Holiday in order to obtain the discount.
  • Save £10 on your next membership and support conservation projects with Ecotricity. Switch to Ecotricity as your energy provider and you will receive a £10 discount on your next membership. Ecotricity will also offer a £25 donation per fuel switch (gas or electricity - max £50 per household) to fund Forestry England conservation projects. Further Terms and Conditions apply.
  • 15% off Cotswold Outdoor, Runners Need, Cycle Surgery, and Snow and Rock. Terms applied: Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts. 10% discount only on bikes. Selected lines are exempt. For personal purchases only. Not to be shared with third parties or used against business purchases.  Online purchases can be made using the code supplied in your membership welcome pack. Members must sign up to Outdoor & Cycle Concepts 'Explore More' benefits scheme to obtain the discount and other benefits. It’s completely free of charge. The discount is valid across all four brands. You can register in-store or on their websites. Marketing is not compulsory.
  • 15% off your next purchase at Muddy Puddles. Muddy Puddles offer a wide range of waterproof outdoor clothing for kids, which as a Forestry England member you can get an exclusive 15% off!  Valid on new purchases only, previous purchases are not eligible. One use per customer. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offers or sale. All orders are subject to acceptance. View full Muddy Puddles terms at
  • 10% off Paramo clothing. Quote the code FOB2011 when you buy online or if buying direct from Paramo's London store or Wadhurst showroom.
  • 15% off at Red Original. No minimum spend required. Free delivery on orders over £100. Delivery charges apply to orders under £100. This cannot be used with any other offer and is only available to be redeemed online at This discount is exclusive to Forestry England members only.

Exclusive new offers may be added throughout the year – keep checking this website for updates.

Start saving  - Buy your Sherwood Pines & East Midlands Horse Membership  online now and enjoy visiting the forest straight away.

The one-year Discovery Pass costs £50.