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Explore Silverhill Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

This picturesque woodland with its mixture of broadleaf and conifer trees, open meadows and ponds was formally two colliery sites. 

Through a process of coal washing, engineering, landscaping, fertilising and planting Silverhill Wood has been transformed into a beautiful woodland.

Why not explore the woodland with the orienteering map while looking out for the regularly changing learning trail and the dog selfie area.

It also boasts the views from the highest point in Nottinghamshire, definitely worth a visit. The viewpoint is marked by an impressive miner's memorial statue.

StargazingStargazing in the forest

Experience stars in the night sky like never before when visiting Silverhill Community Woodland this winter. Boasting the highest point in Nottinghamshire, you'll have panoramic views or the stars. Visit our family-friendly "Why stars matter" trail to bring the night sky to life and become a forest-star!

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Would love to know where the Deer came from? You say they move in naturally but as far as I'm aware all Deer are introduced except those in Scotland or the Lakes. No worries if you don't know the answer.

Rodd, 11/Apr/2017

Without knowing what species of deer you saw it is hard to know the answer to the question. Red and Roe deer are native with other specices being introduced over time by various means. Check out for more information.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Spotted a single deer on Silverhill today. Didn't know there were any at Silverhill. It's a welcome addition if so, I'd love to know how many were released?

Rodd, 8/Apr/2017

Hi Rodd, glad you enjoyed seeing the deer. They move in naturally to new areas that are of suitable habitat.

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I love this site and I'm interested in taking part in volunteering. Can you help with a contact please?

Sharon Berry, 3/Jan/2017

Hi Sharon, I am happy you like the site. Please get in touch with Seb Tighe re volunteering.

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Last updated: 1st August 2018

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What's Here?

  • Camping
  • Camping and Caravan Club site opposite the wood.
  • Caravan Site
  • There is a Camping and Caravan Club site across the road.
  • Cycling
  • Cycling is allowed on site but there are no designated trails.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is allowed.
  • Information
  • 2 information boards can be found on site.
  • Parking
  • The car park is on Silverhill lane. This is just off the B6014 near the Canarvon Arms pub in Teversal.
  • Picnic
  • Picnic benches can be found near the ponds.
  • Walking
  • There lots of ways round the wood on the forest roads or off road.
  • Viewpoint
  • We host the highest point in Nottinghamshire, enhanced by a lifesize statue of a miner. From here you can see Hardwick Hall, Bolsover Castle, the rolling hills of the Peak District and on a clear day Lincoln Cathedral.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SK 471 616

Get directions


Sherwood Forest Community Rangers
0300 067 5443

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Car park open during daylight hours.
The car park is on Silverhill lane. This is just off the B6014 near the Canarvon Arms pub in Teversal.

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