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If you missed Sherwood Forest on BBC Radio 4 Open Country here is the link...
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Radio 4 Open Country - The Future of Sherwood Forest "The forest landscape was created and preserved by medieval...
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Tune into Radio 4 tomorrow afternoon (27th April 2017) at 3pm, and listen to Open Country. The episode discusses...
- Wednesday Apr 26 - 1:47pm

A significant part of our mission is to educate and enthuse the world about how rich the heritage of Sherwood...
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The ‘Purple Vision’

In 2005 the ‘Sherwood Habitats Steering Group’ published their vision of the future for Sherwood Forest.

The vision document sets out an holistic approach to the management and restoration of habitats within the Sherwood Natural Area over the next 50 years.  The vision’s principles set out the landscape scale nature of Sherwood Forest, with diverse landscapes of ecological and historical importance throughout the heart of Nottinghamshire.

The strategy is aimed at all relevant land owners and organisations, in particular, statutory and local government organisations who are invited to endorse the document.

It is essential for the principles to be incorporated into relevant strategic planning, business & local enterprise and tourism policies, for it to have any effect on wildlife, landscape and local communities alike.

The vision outlines how the ecological, historical and landscape value of the ancient haunts of Robin Hood could be maximized over the next fifty years.  A short time span when we consider our ancient oaks at the Sherwood Forest National Nature reserve are around 1000 years old!

Sherwoods 50 year vision - the Purple Vision










View and download ‘A Vision of the future for Sherwood Forest – the ‘Purple Vision’ here.


The vision document was created as a partnership, consisting of landowners and organisations concerned with the future of the Forest, including;

Defence Estates,

English Nature,

Forestry Commission,

National Trust,

Nottinghamshire County Council,

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, and

The Sherwood Forest Trust.


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