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

Opening hours

Oxclose Wood offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Oxclose Wood, Mansfield Woodhouse, Mansfield
Sat Nav Postcode: NG19 7NS
By Car

From Mansfield take A60 towards Mansfield Woodhouse, take left turn onto B6032. Turn left onto A6075, Station car park on right hand side. 

OS Grid Ref
SK534632

53.163295471092, -1.2025956589931

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Oxclose Wood. 

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Escape busy urban life in the tranquillity of Oxclose Wood, near Mansfield

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.

At a glance

  • Picnic area

  • Dogs welcome 

Nearby forests

Pond in forest

Pleasley Park is a lovely mix of broadleaved and coniferous trees. Its 74 hectares offer delightful walks amongst a variety of trees. There is a pond to discover too.

It is bordered to the south and west by footpaths making it easily accessible for visitors.

 

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! 

Woman and dog looking out over field

Formally two colliery sites, Silverhill Wood has been transformed into a beautiful woodland through a process of coal washing, engineering, landscaping, fertilising and planting. Its mixture of rich broadleaf and conifer trees, open meadows and ponds make it a woodland not to be missed! 

Why not explore the woodland on the orienteering course, speed through the trees on two wheels or stop by the dog selfie area! 

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!

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