Harvesting operations mean that there are temporary diversions on our cycle trails. Please look out for signage.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. 

Winter opening hours are 8am until 5pm. Gates will be locked at 6pm Monday to Friday and at 6.15pm Saturday and Sunday.

Spring/Summer opening hours are 8am until 10pm.

How to find us

How to find us
Kings Clipstone, Nottingham
Sat Nav Postcode: NG21 9JL
By Car

Sherwood Pines is located in the Heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, on the B6030 east of Kings Clipstone.

By Public Transport

If coming via the bus take the number 14 or 15 to Kirton or Walesby from Mansfield bus station. They run every half hour Monday-Saturday and every hour on Sundays. Please check details with Stagecoach.

OS Grid Ref
SK612637

53.1565299, -1.0911843

Parking and prices

We have a large landscaped car park with good access to the Visitor Centre. There are also larger surrounding car parks that are used for events and weekends.

We are unable to give change for the car parking machines.  Payment can be made by card or cash but please bear in mind our machines don't accept notes. Motorcycles are free.

Why not pay for your parking using the Glide app? Search on Google Play or the Apple App Store to download.

Members park for free with their annual pass.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
All day £8.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £10

Coaches - £20, please let us know if you plan on bringing a large group on site 

Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Sherwood Pines a great place for a day out.

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 7
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

  • We look forward to welcoming visitors back to Sherwood Pines without legal restrictions. Please remember to take personal responsibility for your health and hygiene and respect others if they wish to continue with some safety measures, such as wearing a mask or social distancing.
  • Be kind and patient to our staff, volunteers and onsite business partners. They are working hard to help you to get the best out of your visit.

A group visit charge of £50 applies to groups or 20 people or more. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 01623 825411 before you arrive. 

For more help on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Information point
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Have an adventurous day out in the great outdoors, at any time of the year

Come and explore one of the Midland’s most well-known forests! With activity trails, play areas, bike hire, wild running and mountain biking trails, Sherwood Pines will set the scene for a great day out for all.

Get back to basics on one of our bushcraft experiences or soar through the trees on Go Ape’s famous zip wires. If you are feeling a bit peckish after adventuring around the forest, drop in to the Sherwood Pines Café for a range of locally sourced snacks.

Top off your trip with an overnight stay! Forest Holidays have a selection of stunning cabins located in the heart of the forest, perfect if you are looking to escape the everyday. Camping in the Forest also provide the perfect spot to pitch your tent and stay in the great outdoors, now open.

At a glance

We've moved to our winter opening hours of 8am to 5pm. Don't forget Sherwood Pines Cafe is open for a re-fuel after your festive walk!
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Food and drink

tea and coffee enjoyed at a forest cafe

Sherwood Pines cafe

Relax with a coffee or try one of the legendary sausage rolls, made with locally sourced ingredients.

Whether you've just bought your first bike, honing your skills on the Skills Loop or looking for a two-wheeled family adventure, Sherwood Pines offers everything you need for a traffic-free natural cycling day out. There are three way-marked trails to choose from, whatever your ability there's a route for you! 

If you venture into the deep dark wood, you may bump in to Gruffalo and his friends from Julia Donaldson's classic story. 

His friends have only recently joined us here at Sherwood Pines and we are really excited to have them. Head to the Dragonfly trail to find them all today.

Post your Gruffalo photos on our Facebook page  - we'd love to see them.

We've got three great walking trails to help you and all the family discover Sherwood Pines including the Ranger's trail which explores the outer areas and some of the historic features of this fascinating forest. The trails are all way-marked so no map is required!

Supported by Sport England and using National Lottery funding, our trails make your run through the forest more accessible, so you feel confident on your run and enjoy all the benefits of being active outdoors.

This circular 5k running route takes you through a mixture of Pine and broadleaf trees across Sherwood Pines.

The trail is on mixed terrain and mostly follows forest trails and is relatively soft underfoot. The trails can get muddy at times, so be prepared for this.

 

Nearby forests

Woodland path running through trees

With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife to discover, Birklands, near Edwinstowe, is a fantastic place to explore.

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. 

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.

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.

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