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

Opening hours

Blidworth Woods offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us

There are two car parks for the woods:

Longdale Lane car park - Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, NG14 6NW

Blidworth Bottoms car park - Blidworth Lane, Blidworth, NG14 6NY

Longdale Lane, Ravelshead
Sat Nav Postcode: NG14 6NW
By Car

The closest major routes to these woods are the A60 from Nottingham to Mansfield and the A614 from Nottingham to Ollerton.

OS Grid Ref

53.066145181658, -1.1182226245634

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Blidworth Woods.

There are two car parks for the woods:

Longdale Lane car park - Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, NG14 6NW

Blidworth Bottoms car park - Blidworth Lane, Blidworth, NG14 6NY

The car parks are all hard standing and open plan so spaces are suitable for disabled parking (no marked bays).

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

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

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

With walking trails, horse riding opportunities and a picnic area, Blidworth Woods is 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 perfect place for walking opportunities and a range of other activities!

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 trail. There is an information panel which shows a map of the wood to help you explore the wider forest. Make sure you stop at the refreshment cabin to refuel after your woodland adventure! 

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. This wood is used extensively by horse riders on the horse trail (by permit only) throughout the year so we ask you to please keep your dogs under control at all times.

At a glance:

  • 3 walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome
  • Refreshment cabin

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. 

Thieves Wood

Thieves Wood provides the scenery for an exciting day out with a walking trail that starts from the car park, offering easy access into the wood. 

The Robin Hood Way, a long distance trail that runs through Nottinhamshire exploring the legend of Robin Hood, also passes through the wood.

There is also a refreshment cabin in the car park where you can stock up on snacks in preparation for your adventure!

Woodland path running through trees

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?

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.

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