WELCOME to the Friends of Sherwood Forest, who are we ? well we are an Independent Charity that no only DARES to be different, but move the concept of Charity Websites into another era. Whether you have arrived here by intention or by accident please take time to browse the pages herein. I would also like to give our visitors to the site from outside the U.K. a special Welcome and hope they to may feel sufficiently enthused to want to join the FoSF, as membership is open to all. We are an active support group for Sherwood Forest home to Robin Hood and the Major Oak, the surrounding district is known as the Dukeries boasting some of the UK's finest Aristocratic homes. Don't forget to log this page on your Bookmarks, and tell all your friends about us. We have some great Images on Facebook.
Various activities can be undertaken in and around Sherwood Forest including Walking, Cycling and Bird watching or join the Major Oak Photography Group and find out all about Forest Photography, lean about Infrared and Panoramic Photography plus a lot more HERE.
For those of you who have never visited Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak, I would urge you to do so, it is one of the very few Ancient woodlands remaining in the U.K. with 997 recorded veteran Oak trees on 450 acres. ( Recent events suggest we may possibly lose a couple of these, please see the News page. ) Access is free to the Forest, there being a small charge for car parking during School holidays of £ 3.00 ( $ 6.00 ) per day, with the option of a years season ticket charge of £ 18.00 ( $ 30.00 ) available from the Office at Rufford Abbey a mile or two down the A614 from Sherwood Forest. ( Pound / Dollar rates calculated at £1.00 = $2.00 although this has now changed and varies considerably. Membership rates are calculated on GBP, PayPal will make the necessary conversion at the prevailing rate if you wish to subscribe or donate. Good News >> Car Parking charges have been held for 2016. Please check before going as charges may vary.
Having urged you to visit Sherwood Forest I must ask that you treat the Forest with respect, our trees are precious and we care about them very deeply, however a small minority of visitors want to re-enact the Robin Hood experience, and tree climbing seems to come top of the list, together with criminal damage in the form of hacking trees and saplings for fighting staffs and bows etc. If you see anyone causing damage in the Forest please give them a shout and try and alert a Ranger if possible. Acts such as these while they seem like a bit of fun can leave the offenders facing criminal charges. Please help keep the forest as you would like to see it. We find ourselves fighting not only Vandals but also the establishment in our efforts to preserve the Forest. Please help us in our fight, donations to the FoSF are very welcome, we are not funded by the lottery or out of any Government coffers, your help is vital in helping us to continue with our work.
The Visitor Centre at Sherwood Forest has two Mobility scooters for hire, available for £2.00 per hour to any Disabled person, again please check re current charges, these scooters can be booked in advance, strongly recommended. Phone 01623 823202.
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This site is now a Legacy site .... New site here at www.Majoroak.uk
Guided Walks around the Forest in connection with the Major Oak Photography Club, Facebook membership of this Group is free. Cost per person for the day is dependant on the activity. ( Weekdays only ) Please contact me to ensure places are available for the date you or your party are looking at ( Maximum 10 persons ). If you can make a group of six to ten persons special arrangements can be made to book for a certain day ( Weekdays only - the Forest is very busy during the Week-end especially during the Summer). Prices will rise next year when the Workshop events for Panoramic and Infrared Film and Digital Photography start.
Visitors to the site can expect to see some splendid shots of the Forest not seen elsewhere on the Internet, of course taken by myself. If you want to see how some of these shots are accomplished then a day in Sherwood Forest with the Photography Group may be the recipe you are looking for.
I hope this site will fire your enthusiasm to visit to the Ancient Forest of Sherwood and the other Forests in the district and perhaps join us as a member. Don't forget Aidie's 2010 Blog. and the 2011 and now the 2012 they are full of surprises and drama, >> not to be missed.
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Out and Alone at Night. Warning.
You are probably aware that I spend some time in Sherwood Forest, and often during the small hours photographing the Major Oak by moonlight and other projects. I have been doing this now for over a year and have not experienced any great problems. However I was parked up in the lay-by just North of Ollerton roundabout on Saturday Night on the 3rd October and about 8pm I was approached by
the driver of a 4x4 and subjected to verbal abuse and death threats.
Last but not least, please note all images on this site are Copyright > This includes PINTEREST < no links are to be placed to this site without the permission of the Webmaster.