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Mercian’s Andy Gaunt will be giving guided tours around the archaeology of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve over the course of this summer.

Join him to learn about the history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest, Forest Law, outlaws, villains, Kings, Keepers of the Forest, Robin Hood, daily life in the time of Robin Hood, and some of the sites around the wider Sherwood Forest...

Come and walk in this landscape of legends, meet some of the majestic veteran Oak trees, and see some of the archaeology on the ground (including ridge and furrow, holloways, and World War II remains) and learn from the experts who run the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.

The tour will start near the visitors centre before heading out through Birklands wood to see the wonderful nature of this ancient landscape, we will eventually make our way up towards the ancient Lings at Budby heath. We will then visit the magnificent Major Oak, before returning to where we started… passing archaeology and hearing about the history of the medieval hunting forest and its landscape along the way…

To book please choose a date from the list below and then purchase a place by clicking ‘Buy Now’ for that tour.

Or alternatively please fill in the ‘Tour Booking and Enquiry Form’ below and state which event you wish to attend and how many people you are booking for. You will then be able to pay via cheque or direct bank transfer.

Price: £10 Adults (16 and over), £5 (5- 15 years, Under 5’s FREE)

Duration : Approx. 2 - 2 ½ hours

(A shorter tour can be arranged for private group bookings)

Distance: Approx. 3 kilometres or 2 miles

Meeting at: Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve outer car park (see map)- Postcode for sat nav: NG21 9HN

Time: 14:00 2pm) Saturday afternoon (see dates below).

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is a walk of around 3 km or around 2 miles. The pace will be fairly gentle (Andy likes to talk a lot!) and although the majority of the walk is on footpaths, there are occasional detours across more uneven ground to see archaeology. Participants are therefore advised that a level of fitness is required to complete the walk and sturdy footwear should be worn.

Unfortunately we unable to offer refunds for cancellations for guided tours.


Saturday 11th   April 2015 at 2pm

Sherwood Tour 11 Apr




Tour Booking and Enquiry Form

or if you require more information before booking please contact us through the enquiry box below with “Sherwood Tour” as the type of enquiry:

To pay by cheque or bank transfer, please contact us below stating which tour you wish to attend, how many people you are booking for, and how you wish to pay.

King John’s Palace Site Tours

Medieval Clipstone Walking Tour

The Sherwood Forest Archaeology and History Walking Tour

Mercian Archaeological Services offer a series of guided archaeology and history tours.

These include guided walking tours of Sherwood Forest, and Clipstone park where people can come along for a heritage ramble through woodland or around ancient heritage landscapes.

We also offer site tours of king John’s Palace, the royal Heart of Medieval Sherwood Forest.

To find out more, and to book a place on the tour of your choice please have a look at the options below.

Tours can also be arranged for local heritage, history or community groups, or for private group bookings.
Please contact us below to discuss group options.


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Adults (16 year and over):

Children (5 -15 years):

Infants (under 5) FREE

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Picture: The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest

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