As part of my #VisitSherwood campaign during #EnglishTourismWeek, I want to talk about what is undoubtedly one of the most famous forests in the world; our very own Sherwood.
The 'shire wood', as it was known, has been around since the last Ice Age, and has seen Romans, Vikings, Normans, Medieval knights, Tudors, soldiers of the English Civil War and Victorians have all passed under its branches (and everyone else in between!).
Sherwood Forest is hugely important, culturally, historically and ecologically, not just locally but also on a national level. Our constituency is even named in it's honour!
As well as having a new visitors centre, there are events running throughout the year, ranging from archery and medieval sewing sessions to bat walks and our even our very own Robin Hood Festival. Throughout this week, there's the Easter Trail, Have-a-Go Archery sessions and free talks under the Major Oak.
So, if you enjoy a woodland walk looking for rare birds, a forest jog, searching for history in an ancient forest, are looking for something to do with the kids during the Easter holidays, or are just after a selfie with Britain's favorite tree, I would definitely recommend fitting in a trip to Sherwood Forest.
For a bit more information and to see what else they've got on, visit: https://www.visitsherwood.co.uk/ or take a look at Visit Sherwood Forest