Sherwood Forest NNR

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Sherwood Forest NNR

Sherwood Forest NNR

Once part of the 10,000 acre Royal Forest of Sherwood, the woodland is dominated by native oaks and other native trees such as silver birch, rowan, holly and hawthorn.
The reserve contains more than a thousand ancient oaks most of which are known to be more than 500 years old. The most famous of these, the Major Oak, may be nearly twice that age.
The reserve comprises the ancient forests of Birklands and Budby South. The name Birklands comes from the Viking phrase ‘birch land’ and the forest is thought to be over 1000 years old. Budby South Forest is an open uncultivated heathland reminiscent of the landscapes which were formerly much more extensive across Sherwood.
The reserve has the highest concentration of ancient trees in Europe and provides habitat for very rare invertebrates, particularly beetles, flies and spiders, many of which rely on the decaying and ageing timber of the veteran trees.
Budby South Forest,(RSPB) in the northern half of the site, is dominated by ling heather and supports a diverse range of insects and ground nesting birds such as woodlark pictured, nightjar and tree pipit.
Sherwood Forest NNR is 25 kilometres north of Nottingham and 4 kilometres west of New Ollerton. Road access is from the B6034 (via the A616 or A6075). The site has a visitor centre with car parking.

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