Birklands is a large fragment of Sherwood Forest one of the most famous forests in the world. With an extensive path network, varied history and special wildlife its a fantastic place to explore.
Birklands is a Viking word meaning ‘Birch Land’ and is first mentioned in documents in 1251. The wood was the property of the crown for nearly 600 years and was used as a source of timber, grazing land and as an exclusive hunting ground rich with wild deer for successive Kings and Queens of England.
Nightjars, glow worms and thousands of other species rely on the unique habitat of Birklands.
Rights of way pass through this wood allowing access for cyclists and horse riders along with walkers. Why not get out and walk the Thynghowe Trail and investigate some local history along the way.