Sherwood Pines Membership

Become a member of Sherwood Pines

Support the forest you love

Save money and get free parking for a year, plus a range of great benefits and discounts with Membership to Sherwood Pines.

National Membership

Or if you’re someone who likes to travel both locally and a little further afield, why not consider our National Membership to access all our forests under a single membership?

Horse rider? Sherwood Pines & East Midlands Horse Membership is for you. 

This gives horse riders access to Sherwood Pines, Blidworth Woods and Haywood Oaks, all for the same great price of £72 for the year.

Please see the full details of the Sherwood Pines Horse Membership for more information.

Welcome Pack for Local Members
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Your Sherwood Pines membership gives you:

  • free access to Sherwood Pines for one year.
  • a beautiful welcome park.
  • offers and discounts with local partners.
  • newsletters to keep you up to date.
  • the chance to support us and our work.

Explore National Membership

For the explorers and adventurers. For the dreamers and thrill seekers. For the little ones and the big ones alike. Forestry England National Membership is for everyone.

Find out more about our National Membership offer and enjoy access to all Forestry England sites while supporting our work to care for the nation’s extraordinary forests.

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East Midlands Horse Membership

Many of our forests and woodlands are available to explore and enjoy on horseback. Riding in the forests is by permit (membership) only. A horse riding membership can be purchased here.

Please take note of the following information specific to this membership. For your safety, please keep off the forest walks and mountain bike trails and observe all operational signage and diversions when in place.

We host events throughout the year at many of our sites, so please call or email before boxing up to check when it is best to ride.

Horse riding at Sherwood Pines:

When horse riding at Sherwood Pines, parking is available in the outer main car parks where it is easier to unload and mount up. If these are closed during quieter times, please use a corner of the main car park. Sherwood Pines is a busy site used by many and additional advice on riding can be obtained on request.

For details of walking and mountain bike trails at Sherwood Pines please ask for a guide from Guest Services on your arrival. These will clearly indicate the routes where you should not ride your horse.

Access to other sites

Other quieter woodlands where riding by permit is allowed and included in the cost of your Membership are:

  • Haywood Oaks
  • Wharncliffe Woods (at Grenoside, Sheffield)
  • Farley and Bottom Moor (Matlock, Derbyshire)

Facilities at each site vary and further information is available by contacting

Forestry England Gift membership

Gift this Membership

Give the gift of green space, adventure and escape. Buy a Membership Gift Voucher for Sherwood Pines.

The recipient of your gift can choose when their Membership starts and enjoy a whole year of Forestry England member benefits. The gift of Membership is also supporting the work we do, caring for the forest they love.

Contact us

For any queries about your Membership, please email us at or call us on 0300 068 0400

For full details on your Membership and benefits, check out the terms and conditions.

How your membership supports our work...

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07 June 2022

Discover how white-tailed eagles are becoming part of the landscape in this latest update from project officer Steve.

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21 November 2021

Every tree starts life as a tiny seedling. Discover how we grow the nation's forests.

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Adapting forests for the future

We are adapting for the future and planning decades ahead to make sure the nation’s forests will be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Wildlife thrives in our care

We care for some of the most valuable places for wildlife in the country.