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
SK602681

53.153884825403, -1.0878852009773

Parking and prices

Nottinghamshire County Council apply a car parking charge.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Dogs allowed

Contact details

Activities at Birklands Sherwood Forest

Over 50s posing with bikes looking happy in the forest
Cycling at Birklands
Horse rider in orange high vis slowly trotting past a walker in the forest
Horse riding at Birklands
Ranger walking through forest
Walking at Birklands

Nearby forests

Leaves turning orange at the start of autumn

Located near the villages of Blidworth and Rainworth, Boundary Wood is a young woodland with newly planted broad-leaved areas as well as conifers that tower above a beautiful wild-flower meadow. 

Wander the range of surfaced paths that criss-cross through the wood, or explore the SUSTRANS national cycle route that passes through connecting you to Sherwood Pines in the north or Haywood Oaks in the south. 

Views from Ollerton Pit Woods, Nottinghamshire

Once a former colliery site, Ollerton Pit Wood now boasts a wild strawberry walk, nesting water birds and a whole host of thriving wildlife and different plant species. Enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area and depending on the time of year you visit, you may see butterflies and dragonflies while flower lovers can expect to enjoy bee orchids and birds foot trefoil.

Field of purple orchids in the sun

Enjoy the mixture of woodland, wetland and grassland at Oxclose Wood. Banks of orchids, the song of the skylark and the hovering kestrel are all here for you to discover.

The surfaced trails make it a lovely place to walk, reflect, be creative and simply enjoy the beauty around you.

Steep climbs are rewarded with spectacular views and you may even catch a glimpse of a buzzard.

Shirebrook Wood on a winter morning

With its mixture of mature broadleaf woodland, newly planted trees, large open meadows and a scenic wetland valley, Shirebrook Wood offers something for everybody. 

This reclaimed colliery site provides home to a variety of wildlife including songbirds, small mammals and plenty of butterflies. On a warm summer’s day you may even be lucky enough to spot the Dingy Skipper butterfly as you explore the wood! 

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