Mercian’s Andy Gaunt will be giving guided tours around the archaeology of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve over the course of this summer.
Join him to learn about the history and archaeology of Sherwood Forest, Forest Law, outlaws, villains, Kings, Keepers of the Forest, Robin Hood, daily life in the time of Robin Hood, and some of the sites around the wider Sherwood Forest...
Come and walk in this landscape of legends, meet some of the majestic veteran Oak trees, and see some of the archaeology on the ground (including ridge and furrow, holloways, and World War II remains) and learn from the experts who run the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project.
The tour will start near the visitors centre before heading out through Birklands wood to see the wonderful nature of this ancient landscape, we will eventually make our way up towards the ancient Lings at Budby heath. We will then visit the magnificent Major Oak, before returning to where we started… passing archaeology and hearing about the history of the medieval hunting forest and its landscape along the way…
Duration : Approx. 2 - 2 ½ hours
(A shorter tour can be arranged for private group bookings)
Distance: Approx. 3 kilometres or 2 miles
Meeting at: Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve outer car park (see map)- Postcode for sat nav: NG21 9HN
Time: 18:00 (6pm) Wednesday evenings (see dates below).
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
To book please visit http://www.mercian-as.co.uk/tours.html
And chose a date from the list provided and then purchase a place by clicking ‘Buy Now’ for that tour.