Running in Sherwood Forest
Distance: 7.5 miles/12km
Start/finish: YHA Sherwood Forest, Mansfield, NG21 9RN
Terrain: Forest trail
Ascent: 114 metres
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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