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Explore Ollerton Pit Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.5/5)

Surfaced tracks and way-marked trails create circular routes from the car park. The walk round the pond is suitable for wheelchair users, can you spot the swans nesting on their platform? 

For the more adventerous try hiking up the pit top for great views of the surrounding countryside including Sherwood Forest Country Park, Thoresby Colliery and Wellow Wood. 

Are your eyes keen enough to pick out Thoresby Hall from among the trees?  Wellow Wood and Boughton Brake look amazing in the autumn too.

Blue Trail
  • Moderate
After a steep climb you get a great view.
White Trail
  • Easy
The White trail is a waymarked trail from the car park and around the pond. The gradient is easy with one small section of hill. Its a popular route for daily dog walkers, mums with pushchairs and runners alike.

What do other visitors say?

Hi,

I have just moved to the area and have started to explore. I noticed that there are quite a lot of large old stones dotted about the place, particularly, around the eco park. I was interested to know where the stones originated. Looking forward to enjoying the marked walks as it's a lovely area.

Hope you can help.

Thank you

Janet

JanetC, 27/Nov/2016

Hi Janet, I don't know for sure where the stones came from. They are not on FC managed land so I wouldn't know where to start. I assume they were quarried elsewhere and brought in to prevent access on the site before the buildings started going up. I hope you enjoy the walks on the pit woods and am always happy to hear of anything you think may improve the site.

Forestry Commission Response

im thinking about going for a bike ride today and was just wondering if it is sign posted where to go on the routes as i dont want to get lost

Neo, 28/Aug/2016

Hi Neo, I would have thought it was hard to get lost at Ollerton Pit Woods as the site is not huge. There are two waymarked trails which you could follow. Most of the paths lead back onto each other just watch the big hill climbs! Enjoy.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

John Cena, 15/Mar/2016
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Last updated: 14th April 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • The site is not suitable for horse riding but feel free to cycle round.
  • Dog bin
  • Dog bins can be found in the car park and at the Tuxford Road entrance.
  • Horse riding
  • The site is not suitable for horse riding but feel free to cycle round.
  • Information
  • An information panel is located near the car park and Tixford Road entrance.
  • Parking
  • The car park is off Newark Road.
  • Picnic
  • There are picnic benches overlooking the pond on the white trail and at the top of the hill off the blue trail.
  • Walking
  • Try the white trail or blue trail for good views over the countryside and pond.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SK667673
Postcode: NG22 9PZ

Get directions

Contact

Sherwood Forest Community Rangers
0300 067 5443
sherwood.fdo@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Parking
The car park is off Newark Road.

Related documents

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