This 450 acre country park lies within the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, once part of a royal hunting forest, which contains some of the oldest trees in Europe – including the world famous Major Oak, estimated to be 800 years old. Insects and fungi feed on decaying fallen timber and in turn, provide food for a huge diversity of birds and bats. Because of this, it is also a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.
It is the legendary home of Robin Hood and there are three self-guided walks around the site, all of varying lengths and all taking in some of the highlights of the park – the longest runs all around the forest and will take around two hours. Regular events are held throughout the year.