Running in Sherwood Forest

Running in Sherwood Forest

Overview

Edwinstowe
 Distance: 7.5 miles/12km
 
 Start/finish: YHA Sherwood Forest, Mansfield, NG21 9RN
 
 Terrain: Forest trail
 
 Toughness: Easy
 
 Ascent: 114 metres
 
 Navigation: Easy
 
 Good for: Woodland, families
 
 Route info: wildrunning.net/70
 An enjoyable, flat, circular run along leafy forest trails into the heart of the National Forest. This is classic Sherwood Forest country, with ancient, gnarled oaks standing majestically all around. The route starts on some of the busier trails but soon heads out along a quiet track around the edge of the Forest. From start, head NW along path, continuing around the S edge of the forest. The route passes a Chantry chapel and hermitage, dedicated to King Edwin of Northumberland. After Ladysmith Plantation, the route emerges on to the open heathland of Budby South Forest and the heart of the original forest, Birklands. Return to the start passing the wonderful, vast structure of the Major Oak on the way.
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Running in Sherwood Forest

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK 61382 68260

Lat/Lng: 53.207869, -1.0824054

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Clumber Park, tree lined avenue

Clumber Park

Idyllic walks with amazing scenery and wildlife, all nestled in the remains of Clumber's history.  Great to explore parkland by bike.  Visit the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to a

Water sports

National Watersports Centre

Ride the rapids on the 700m white water course or simply laze away an hour or two boating on the lake - great fun for everyone!

Walking and Rambling in Sherwood Forest

Walking and Rambling in Sherwood Forest

There's a lovely nine mile walk that takes in the village of Edwinstowe and the splendid Rufford Abbey where you can enjoy the gardens and relax in the tea room.  

Mountain biking in Sherwood Forest

Mountain biking in Sherwood Forest

There's fantastic tracks for off-road biking, so we're a popular destination for cyclists of all ages and abilities - come and experience the thrill for yourself!  

Cycling in Sherwood Forest

Cycling in Sherwood Forest

Clumber Park is great for cycling. There's miles of parkland to explore by bike, and the route can be as long or as short as you want. The hostel is also close to a National Cycling Route.  

Sherwood Pines Country Park

Sherwood Pines Country Park

2 miles 3300 acres of tracks and trails to be explored. All levels of cycling from families to off road riders and lovely walking routes. Visit the website  

Red ion pub at the Crich (National) Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Museum

A lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.  Travel on one of the many working trams.  Visit when there is a special