Blidworth Woods

Forestry operations are ongoing at Blidworth Woods. Please stay away from log stacks, be aware of forest traffic and obey signage.

Visitor information

Perfect for a day out in the forest

Located near the southern section of Sherwood Forest, Blidworth Woods consists of pine woodland and open heath, providing the trails for walking and horse riding. 

Blidworth Woods can be accessed from two car parks

  • Longdale Lane is a large car park with access to three waymarked walking trails, including a surfaced easy access trail. There is an information panel which shows a map of the wood to help you explore the wider forest.
  • Blidworth Bottoms car park is a smaller car park, from which you can access the blue walking trail. There is a horse parking corral (for permit holders on a first come first served basis) and an information panel to guide you.

Picnics at Blidworth Woods

There is a picnic area close to the Longdale Lane car park and if you haven't brought your own food and drink, a tasty selection of options are available to buy from the refreshment cabin.

    Dog walking

    Dogs are welcome at Blidworth Woods but as this wood is used extensively by horse riders on the horse trail (by permit only) throughout the year, we ask you to please keep your dogs under close control at all times and that dog mess is bagged and placed in a bin.

    At a glance:

    • 3 walking trails
    • Horse riding (permit required)
    • Picnic area
    • Refreshment cabin

    Things to do

    Explore Blidworth Woods on horseback along its 9km horse riding trail. The trail is waymarked - follow the posts with horseshoe logos on them.

    A permit is needed to ride at...

    Explore Blidworth Woods on our waymarked trails or smaller paths that criss-cross the forest.

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