The Major Oak - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About The Major Oak
The Major Oak, known throughout the world as the secret hiding place of Nottinghamshire's outlaw hero Robin Hood, is located in historic Sherwood Forest, a 450-hectare national nature reserve. It’s not clear whether the Major Oak is one tree or multiple saplings that have fused together. The soil below is also relatively poor and acidic, meaning the oak has had to take things steady, slowly growing over a long time to reach this size.
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Attractions Near The Major Oak
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
2.15km from The Major Oak
Trent Bridge is a truly historic cricket ground. It first hosted a one-day international in 1974 and has been used as a Cricket World Cup venue for the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions. It is also the headquarters of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. As well as international cricket and Nottinghamshire's home games, the ground has hosted the Finals Day of the Twenty20 Cup twice and will host the final of the One-Day Cup between 2020 and 2024.
Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre
3.91km from The Major Oak
Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is located in the hamlet of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. It is used for many different types of sports and has recently received significant investment which has enabled a major refurbishment of existing facilities as well as introduction of new facilities. it was previously one of five National Sports Centres, and is a unique sporting venue set in the centre of the country.
Skylarks Nature Reserve
4.38km from The Major Oak
Skylarks Nature Reserve is an attractive wetland nature reserve owned by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. This was the first accessible nature reserve in the UK. Skylarks was once a commercial gravel pit, and has been carefully managed so that now the holes left by extraction are a valuable wetland habitat for a variety of wildlife.
Arnot Hill Park
4.96km from The Major Oak
Arnot Hill Park is located on the edge of Arnold Town Centre and is a great place to enjoy a walk and for the kids to play on the new adventure playground. Inside the park, you can also visit Lake View Cafe for a delightful selection of hot drinks, cakes and more while enjoying a beautiful view out over the lake.
Gedling Country Park
6.06km from The Major Oak
Gedling Country Park has 580 acres of open space, footpaths and wildlife, with stunning views over the surrounding areas and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors for exercise and activities and to experience nature and wildness on your doorstep. The park has a popular chldren's play area, complete with mining tower slide and zipwire, several picnic areas, two viewing platforms, a visitor centre where you can find out more about the history of the park.
Ruddington Village Museum
6.85km from The Major Oak
Ruddington Village Museum was founded in 1968. It explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate Ruddington’s shops of yesteryear. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and a lot of peoples visits this place every year
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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.