THE SHERWOOD FOREST TRUST
Working with Nature and Communities
We’re a small dedicated charity working not just for nature but for people and communities in the county of Nottinghamshire.
Founded in 1995, we’re the only charity entirely dedicated to Sherwood Forest.
And by Sherwood Forest we mean the wide area north and west of the River Trent that historically formed the Royal Hunting Forest of Sherwood.
Help us to save, improve and extend the habitats of England’s most iconic landscapes.
Let’s work together to conserve its heathland and woodland, celebrate its history and make its modern communities more vibrant.
Watch this short video about the landscape that inspires our work.
The shaded area shows the area of Nottinghamshire historically known as
The Royal Hunting Forest of Sherwood
Map by kind permission of Andy Nicholson, www.nottshistory.org.uk
What do we do?
Our projects engage and empower people to make ‘hands on’ positive changes to their local woodlands, heathlands and green spaces
We encourage people to explore the history, archaeology and traditional woodland crafts of the whole wide Sherwood Forest area.
Learn more about the work we do.
Help protect Sherwood Forest
Our mission is to protect and promote Sherwood Forest – it’s woodland, heath land, heritage, legend and modern day communities.
We are a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation and a registered charity. We are not part of any larger national organisation and we depend for our existence on donations, grants and earned income.
Stand up for Sherwood Forest.
Visiting Sherwood Forest
Though not a tourist information service, we’re proud of our local area. We support local businesses, local crafts, local produce and responsible green tourism. Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood country has great places to stay, play and explore.
Read on for just a few examples.
history of the legend
In medieval times a Royal hunting preserve, Sherwood Forest has for centuries been associated in song and story with Robin Hood.
In legend, it was to the leafy glades of Sherwood that Robin fled when outlawed.
The legends of Robin and Sherwood Forest help give our area its pride and sense of identity. They are stories that have been shared across the globe and down the generations.
Explore our outlaw connections.
Discover the rich heritage of Sherwood Forest and its area.
The former Royal hunting forest teems with hidden history.
Make yourself part of Sherwood Forest’s history. Find out how YOU can get involved and help unveil its WW2 secrets.
Business 2 Business
Over 25 years we’ve learned a lot about Sherwood Forest and its area.
Our staff team and associates can provide consultancy services, ranging from writing a conservation plan for a golf course to designing a woodland playground.
All money earned from this ‘not for profit’ work is ploughed back into the charity and its Sherwood Forest projects.