The forest is a magical destination for everyone who wants to enjoy this beautiful ancient landscape and the diverse wildlife that lives here – the site is inhabited by a rich variety of birds, insects, mammals, fungi, trees and plants. Centuries old, and once part of a vast royal hunting ground, Sherwood is a unique place to visit for all ages. Alongside hundreds of ancient oaks that have thrived here for more than 500 years, the forest also boasts the enchanting Major Oak, estimated to be around 1,000 years old, and home to our most famous resident – the legendary Robin Hood.

The RSPB heads up the partnership that manages this very special National Nature Reserve. For full site information, facilities, events and Covid updates, check out our dedicated website: