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

Opening hours

The car park is open during daylight hours. 

How to find us

How to find us
Silverhill Wood , Sutton-in-Ashfield
Sat Nav Postcode: NG17 3JL
By Car

The car park is on Silverhill lane. This is just off the B6014 near the Canarvon Arms pub in Teversal.

OS Grid Ref
SK 471 616

53.149923269287, -1.2982535362244

Parking and prices

The car park is open during daylight hours. There are no parking charges at Silverhill Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Discover this picturesque woodland, located just west of Mansfield

Formerly 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! 

It also boasts the views from the highest point in Nottinghamshire. The viewpoint is marked by an impressive miner's memorial statue.

At a glance

  • 2 walking trails 
  • Orienteering 
  • Cycling 
  • Horse riding 
  • Viewpoint 
  • Dogs welcome 

Grab your helmet and head out for a beautiful cycle ride around Silverhill Wood. 

Silverhill Wood offers miles of shared access trails for you to ride on. 

 

Silverhill Wood has an extensive network of well-surfaced forest roads suitable for horse riders to explore. The forest roads are not waymarked. 

No permit is needed to ride at Silverhill Wood. 

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

There is a permanent orienteering course available at the site. 

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Silverhill Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

Picnic benches can be found near the ponds and there is one at the car park.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Nearby forests

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.

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.

 

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!

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! 

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