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Sherwood Forest, Budby

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#5 of 12 in Nature in Nottinghamshire
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Sherwood Forest is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire, England, famous by its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood.

The area has been wooded since the end of the Last Glacial Period (as attested by pollen sampling cores). Today, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve encompasses 423.2 hectares (1,046 acres), surrounding the village of Edwinstowe, the site of Thoresby Hall. It is a remnant of an older, much larger, royal hunting forest, which derived its name from its status as the shire (or sher) wood of Nottinghamshire, which extended into several neighbouring counties (shires), bordered on the west along the River Erewash and the Forest of East Derbyshire. When the Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, the forest covered perhaps a quarter of Nottinghamshire (approximately 19,000 acres or 7,800 hectares) in woodland and heath subject to the forest laws.

The forest gives its name to the Sherwood Parliamentary constituency.

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  • The most famous forest in England 🇬🇧 If you go to the more untouched parts of the forest you'll not be disappointed. There are some beautiful old trees , long trails where you can find loads of...  more »
  • A stunning ancient forest connected to the legend of Robin Hood. There are so many stunning things to see and explore. The walking trails were the highlight for me. They vary in length and I chose...  more »
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  • Amazing place to stay
  • This is only 4 miles from my home love going for walks such a picturesque beautiful place
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