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Explore Blidworth Woods
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.3/5)

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. The menu is available to view in the right hand menu.  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 on a first come first served basis), an information panel and refreshment cabin at busy periods.

This wood is used extensively by horse riders on the horse trail (by permit only) 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 permit when using this woodland.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

Hi l visited blibworth woods today whilst staying close by to walk my dog and l have to say l was hugely disappointed with the amount of dog poo left by irresponsible dog owners it really does make me mad that people can not be bothered to pick it up or they pick it up and then leave it in the bag! It's so disappointing this is a lovely wood so come on general public clean your dogs mess up!

Louise dawson , 19/Aug/2018

Hi, please can you tell me if dogs can be off the lead?

Pip, 29/May/2018

Hi Pip, Dogs are allowed off the lead but need to be under close control.

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Has the blue trial now had all the marker posts replaced? We did this walk last summer and got hopelessly lost. Not much fun when there are 3 young boys all crying out 'how much further'!!

Anonymous, 7/Nov/2017

Hi, As a ranger of 13 years I can tell you that waymarkers are a constant source of frustration. You put one in another goes. We try to keep our facilities in a good condition but things beyond our control fight against us. Download and print the map from the website and I am sure you cant go far wrong.

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Last updated: 16th May 2018

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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


OS Grid ref: SK591528

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Opening & Parking

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

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

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