Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play.
Come along and try the Gruffalo orienteering course at Sherwood Pines! Use a simple map to find 12 Gruffalo markers in the woods. Check the link for more info.
Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Download the route maps, and check out the new Wild Running routes.
Autumn at Sherwood Pines
Visit our autumn activity trail for plenty to do, see, smell and touch as you explore the beauty of the forest with the family this autumn.
Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.
Check out car parking, opening times and more before you set off.
The forest provides a great venue for many activities. The cycling facilities provide something for every one, from family cyclists to experienced off road riders.
The way marked walking trails meander through some of the oldest parts of the forest.
Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book a visit.
Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book a visit.
From fungi walks to willow basket making there is loads to join in with this year in Sherwood Pines.
If you are thinking about holding any kind of organised group event on Forestry Commission Land you need to contact us so we can ensure you have a safe and successful event...
Toddle around the Mushroom Village, climb on the Insect and the Spider or hideout at Robin Hood’s Retreat. There’s something for every age and ability.
Not forgetting of course, the huge natural playground created by the trees and landscape for den building and exploration!
Love to ride your horse in the woods? Well come along to Sherwood Pines and make the most of largest forest open to the public in the East Midlands.
Bushcraft, traditional woodland skills and team building activities in Sherwood Pines.
Sherwood Pines offers fantastic opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities. Follow the link if you are looking for fun activities to do with your children or an organised group looking for a educational visit.
The cafe is open throughout the week serving tasty treats to delicious dinners.
Interested in how we manage Sherwood Pines? Have a look for more details.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsAnonymous, 19/Sep/2016
Can you give me a postcode or street deference, so I can find you please for my first visit in a couple of weeks. Xxx
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Misty, the information you want is on this page in the right hand column under the google map. There are written directions there too.
4 StarsAnonymous, 4/Sep/2016
Came arose two junior horse riders not doing a particularly good job of controlling their horses whilst doing the adventure trail with my family today 4 September. The section was narrow and is clearly not suitable for horses AND bikes. Some further education and signage of what is ok for horses is needed in my view but a fantastic place to visit nonetheless.
Forestry Commission Response
Hi We do ask that horse riders avoid the cycle trails at all times, we have signs in various locations advising of the risks. Unfortunately, some of our trails due to their remote locations can be easily accessed, often by accident and conflict between user groups can occur.