Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Circle

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Overview

Leave Mansfield heading to Bislthorpe before arriving at the magnificent Sherwood Forest. Pass through Edwinstowe on the way to Ollerton, to arrive in Retford. From Blyth, pass through Worksop to finish the trail at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire border.

Mansfield

Explore the market town of Mansfield, home to Mansfield Museum, depicting over 100 years of local history through exhibitions of artefacts and local art.

Bilsthorpe

Visit the Bilsthorpe Heritage and Mining Museum to explore Nottingham’s mining history through a range of artefacts, displays and memorabilia.

Sherwood Forest

The royal forest of Sherwood Forest – a 450 acre country park, is part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve, a heaven for wildlife and birdlife. The park contains The Major Oak, visitor centre and of course many tales of the legend that is Robin Hood. Close by you will find Sherwood Art and Craft Centre.

Edwinstowe

Just a few minutes from the Sherwood Visitor Centre, the historic village of Edwinstowe is the burial site of King Edwin, the Saxon King of Northumbria. Legend has it that Edwinstowe is where Robin Hood married Maid Marian, and in the high street you find a statue in their honour.

Ollerton

At Thoresby Hall you will find the Queen’s Royal Lancers & Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum, tracing the regiments history. Just outside Ollerton you explore the educational National Holocaust Centre & Museum.

Retford

The market town of Retford in the Valley of the River Idle is bisected by the Chesterfield Canal. Take in the Bassetlaw Museum and the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, whilst slightly further afield you will find the Wetlands Animal Park.

Blyth

Pass through the village of Blyth, home to the priory of St. Mary and St. Martin, on the way the way to the historic Hodsock Estate and Priory – famous for its displays of snowdrops.

Worksop

Known as the “Gateway to the Dukeries”, Worksop is home to Mr Straw’s House, a 1920’s museum and an ideal base to visit the likes of Clumber Park and Thoresby Hall.

Crags Road

The enclosed limestone gorge of Creswell Crags is set on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Explore the artefacts at the museum, trails and caves – home to Ice Age hunters and world famous cave art.

Overview

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Mansfield

2
8.9 miles

Bilsthorpe

3
7.1 miles

Sherwood Forest

4
2.4 miles

Edwinstowe

5
2.9 miles

Ollerton

6
11.1 miles

Retford

7
8.8 miles

Blyth

8
5.9 miles

Worksop

9
5.6 miles

Crags Road

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The Britannia Nottingham

Britannia Nottingham Hotel, 1 St James Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6BN

About the Sherwood Circle Trail

Distance:53 miles
Cities / Towns:9
Number Of Businesses:1

Strike out from Mansfield to explore the Heritage & Mining Museum at Bilsthorpe, before heading to the world famous Sherwood Forest.

Explore the many attractions of the forest before heading to historic Edwinstowe. Journey on to Ollerton before arriving at the market town of Retford on the banks of the Chesterfield Canal.

Pass through Blyth en route to explore the Hodsock Estate and then on to Worksop – the gateway to the Dukeries. Finish the trail at Creswell Crags to explore the museum and historic cave art, dating from the Ice Age.

Forest Fun

Enjoy the magnificent Sherwood Forest with its ancient oak trees – explore on foot, bike or horse back. Take to the tree tops at Go Ape or may be take it slower and try to spot the abundance of wildlife.

Looking Back

Explore the museums at Mansfield, Bilsthorpe and Throesby Hall to explore the local history. A visit to Edwinstowe takes in the historical burial site of King Edwin, the Saxon King.

Ice Age Marvels

Creswell Crags on the border with Derbyshire holds secrets from the Ice Age where you can discover cave art that is 10,000 years older than the pyramids!

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The Britannia Nottingham

Britannia Nottingham Hotel, 1 St James Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6BN