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Love is in the air at Sherwood Forest

Posted onPosted on 25th Jan

It promises to be a heartfelt February as the Love Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest Trail returns for a second year.

Crafted hearts will show the way through the village and up to the National Nature Reserve. The free trail runs from 8th to 26th February.

As part of the event, Edwinstowe artist David Evans is leading a willow-weaving workshop, where people can create crafted hearts from natural materials. The workshop takes place on Saturday, 11th February, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and costs £25 per person (£20 for RSPB members).

Also taking place on the day, from 11am to 3pm, will be storytelling, archery, and an interactive trail, where visitors might meet Sherwood Forest’s notorious outlaws.

Maid Marian and Robin Hood, pictured in St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe, are leading a romantic Valentine’s Day walk in Sherwood Forest on 14th February, from 11.30am. PHOTO: Ash Bird.


On Valentine’s Day, people can take a romantic walk among Sherwood’s ancient oak trees with the first couple of the forest, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, from 11.30am to 1pm.

Couples (or singletons) can book a place for £7.50 per person (£6 for RSPB members).

Other activities at Sherwood Forest in February include the chance to learn how to build a bird box on Saturday, 18th February.

There will also be a walk in the forest on the lookout for birds, with advice about how best to care for them in your own garden or outdoor space.

The event costs £15 to build the bird box (£12.50 for RSPB members). All materials and tools are provided, along with expert construction guidance.

The first of the RSPB’s popular bird species guided walks for 2023 will see visitors invited to search for woodpeckers. Sherwood Forest has three species — the lesser spotted, great spotted, and green woodpeckers.

The Woodpecker Walk takes place on Saturday, 25th February, at 10.30am, costing £7.50 per person (£6 for RSPB members).