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Sherwood parkrun

Parkrun at Sherwood Pines

Enjoy parkrun, a 5km run in the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Pines.

At this time of year the forest is teeming with wildlife. You can look out for birds roosting to keep warm and listen out for woodpeckers drumming on tree trunks with tawny owls hooting at night. You might also see signs of mammals such as foxes and badgers with plenty of muddy areas and damp soft ground to look out for tracks and prints.

What is parkrun

Parkruns are fun FREE weekly 5km timed events in a friendly environment, they take place across the country, and are open to runners of all ages and all abilities. Here at Sherwood pines, events take place every Saturday morning at 9am.

The route is 5km long primarily completed on the ‘Green’ Family Cycle Route and is a combination of trail and compacted stone paths and park roads. Although there will be marshals in place, please be aware that cyclists may be using these routes as well, so runners should be vigilant.

NB: Although run on the green cycle trail parkrun is an organised formal running event therefore participants must follow parkrun guidelines and codes.

Please check the Sherwood pines parkrun Facebook page for updates before you set off.

Car parking

£1 for the first hour or £4 per day. For more information please see the local webpage. We do however urge you if possible to either walk, cycle or use public transport when attending the event.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

For news, results, photos and more, please refer to the parkruns website for any further information

Other Forestry Commission parkruns:

Bedgebury, Goudhurst
Alice holt, Hampshire

If you've enjoyed taking part in parkrun, find out about other sports and activities in the forest.

Travelling a distance to attend this event? Why not enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a stay in the forest in a log cabin with Forest Holidays.

Event details

When is the event?

Saturday 22 October 2016 (more dates available)

What time is it on?

Every Saturday morning at 9:00am. Please register with parkrun before your first run and bring along your printed barcode to obtain your running time and for a discount in the cafe on site.

Who is this for?

Everyone is welcome, however children under the age of eleven must be accompanied by an adult. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

How much?


Where to meet?

The run starts a short way past the Visitor Centre and the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Course.

What to wear?

Suitable footwear and clothing required for running outdoors

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Saturday 22 October 2016
Saturday 29 October 2016

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Running
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets (gents)
  • Toliets (ladies)
  • Cafe
  • take your barcode you will get a parkrun discount
  • Dogs on lead
  • on a short lead
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OS Grid ref: SK612637
Postcode: NG21 9JL

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