Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Sherwood Forest car park, Edwinstowe, Mansfield
Sat Nav Postcode: NG21 9RN
By Car

Access is via the Sherwood Forest Country Park which is situated off the B6034 north of Edwinstowe. Nottinghamshire County Council apply a car parking charge.

OS Grid Ref

53.153884825403, -1.0878852009773

Parking and prices

Nottinghamshire County Council apply a car parking charge.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Facilities and access

Dogs allowed

Contact details

Explore history dating back to 1251 at Birklands, part of the infamous Sherwood Forest!

With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife its a fantastic place to explore. Why not get out and walk the Thynghowe Trail and investigate some local history along the way?

Nightjars, glow worms and thousands of other species rely on the unique habitat of Birklands, so bring your binoculars and a sharp eye, who knows what you’ll spot!

Birklands, a viking word meaning 'Birch Land', was property of the crown for nearly 600 years. It was used as a source of timber, grazing land and as an exclusive hunting ground for successive Kings and Queens of England.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Historic features
  • Cycling opportunities
  • Horse riding 
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