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

Opening hours

Thieves Wood is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Thieves Wood is located approximately two miles south of Mansfield. 

Nottinghamshire
Sat Nav Postcode: NG18 5BA
By Car

Thieves Wood has two car parks off the B6139 Kirkby in Ashfield to Ravenshead road.

OS Grid Ref
SK 54095587

53.1011, -1.19277285

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Thieves 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?

Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

Activities at Thieves Wood

Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Thieves Wood
Couple walking in autumn forest
Walking trails at Thieves Wood

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. 

Blidworth Woods sunrise through trees

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 outdoor activities.

Refreshments are available in the cabin at Longdale Lane car park. It's the perfect place to refuel after your woodland adventure.

Blidworth Woods can be accessed from two car parks:

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.

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! 

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