SK6268 : Path in Sherwood Forest

taken 4 years ago, near to Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Path in Sherwood Forest
Path in Sherwood Forest
A carved owl post marks the track towards the Major Oak, near the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.
Sherwood Forest Country Park :: SK6267
Sherwood Forest is world famous as the legendary home of Robin Hood, outlaw hero whose adventures have enthralled generations, but whose true origins lies shrouded in the mists of time (LinkExternal link Nottinghamshire County Council, Robin Hood history) . Today, Sherwood Forest is much valued for its unique ecological importance. Broadleaf woodland was once very common in the British Isles, but is now a threatened habitat.

For centuries ancient oaks and the natural sandy heathland of the forest have evolved in a distinct and fascinating ecosystem. The natural decay of fallen timber means the woodland teems with insect life and fungi, which in turn provide food for varied species of birds and bats. Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve contains some of the oldest trees in Europe, veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Major Oak, still producing acorns after standing at the heart of the forest for an estimated 800 years.

The 450 acre country park is part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, designated in 2002 by Natural England (website: LinkExternal link the Government agency responsible for safeguarding our natural environment.

The site is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council and maintained by our country park rangers, working to a woodland management plan drawn up in partnership with English Nature. Each year Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which is located near the village of Edwinstowe, welcomes around 350,000 visitors.

LinkExternal link Sherwood forest Country Park (Nottinghamshire County Council).
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6226 6803 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.3422N 1:4.1587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6229 6804
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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