Coronavirus Update

Following the latest government advice we have made the difficult decision to close all of our visitor facilities until further notice.  This includes our visitor centre, café, shop and all car parks, in order to prioritise the health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and visitors.

These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us but we hope that nature can provide a welcome respite in whichever form and wherever you may encounter it.

The Government advice is to stay local and use open spaces near to your home wherever possible – do not travel unnecessarily.  Sherwood Forest path network will remain open as a local green space but all of our car parks and facilities are closed.

Sherwood Forest is a very special place and needs protection to ensure it is able to flourish for many more years to come.  If you are visiting us at this time we ask for you to support us by;

  • Not having barbecues in or near to the Forest.  No fires of any kind are permitted at any time of the year – this is an ancient forest and behaving irresponsibly endangers life as well as the woodland. Emergency services do not need additional pressure during this period.
  • Take your litter home with you and if dog bins are full please take your waste home and report this to sherwoodforest@rspb.org.uk or use the self-service reporting system  https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/litterbins/
  • Not parking in front of access barriers or on Forest Corner Road/Turning Circle which is a bus route and bus stop.
  • Keeping 2 metres apart from others outside your household  at all times when outdoors.
  • Being kind to our staff who are working hard to keep the Forest safe.

Discover a whole host of ways we can help connect you with the amazing wildlife to be seen in your gardens, or from balconies and windows by clicking here.

And the latest government information and advice on coronavirus can be found on the Department for Health and Social Care’s website.

We hope that visitors who are able to walk to this amazing reserve will continue to enjoy it and the incredible wildlife it has to offer  safely and while observing physical distancing measures.

Most importantly for everyone, keep safe and look out for one another

Take care, The Sherwood team.