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Explore Blidworth Woods
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.6/5)

Blidworth Woods are located near the southern section of Sherwood Forest and consists of pine woods and open heath.

 

The undulating topography provides a good terrain for walking and horse riding. Two car parks serve the wood.

Longdale Lane is a large car park and has surfaced waymarked trails and a refreshment cabin. An information panel shows a map of the wood to help you explore the wider forest.

Blidworth Bottoms car park is a small car park.  There is a horse corral (for permit holders), an information panel and refreshment cabin at busy periods.

This wood is used extensively by horse riders on the Horse Trail throughout the year so please keep your dog under control at all times.

Walking Trails

Wander round the White Trail or explore further on the Blue Trail.  If you have a dog check out the Dog Loop straight off the car park.

Horse Trail

A 9km horse riding trail around the woods.  Be aware you need a Discovery Pass when using this woodland.

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What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Anonymous, 11/Jun/2015

Where can I get a map of the walking trails through the wood?

Jane, 15/Feb/2015

Hi Jane, the map is available as a pdf download in the right hand menu on this page.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just had a wonderful Frosty stroll in the woods with my 3 year old son. Lovely place, great pathways, not as crowded as some of the other wooded areas nearby. Thanks for your work in providing such spaces for the enjoyment of us all.

Perry, 4/Jan/2015
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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Refreshments cabins in both car parks.
  • Cycling
  • Cyclists are welcome but look out for horses.
  • Dogs
  • Dog Loop is provided at Longdale Lane car park. Please be a responsible dog owner.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is allowed with a Discovery Pass. Horse Corral available for Discovery Pass holders. A designated trail runs from Blidworth Bottoms.
  • Information
  • There are information panels in both car parks.
  • Orienteering
  • Local orienteering club have a map of the wood.
  • Parking
  • Is available at Longdale Lane and Blidworth Bottoms.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches are available at Longdale Lane.
  • Walking
  • It is very popular for walking and includes 3 walking trails.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SK591528

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Contact

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
All the time!
Parking
Is available at Longdale Lane and Blidworth Bottoms.

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified