Sherwood Forest

Posted on 15th Nov 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Heading from Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall to Heydon we saw a sign to Nottingham and thought aloud in the car…

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen

Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men

Feared by the bad, loved by the good

Robin Hood, Robin Hood

That was the theme from the black and white TV series starring Richard Greene… and there have been lots of movie versions, starring the likes of Errol Flynn, Kevin Kostner and Russell Crowe to name but a few…

Character names were bandied about – Maid Marion, Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Notingham, Little John, Will Scarlet, Alan A’Dale…

Sherwood ForestHow could you not pull off the main road to wend our way to Sherwood Forest!

Okay… not too much to see apart from the main old oak tree propped up with metal supports – it is one of the oldest trees in Europe – they say 800 years and still producing acorns!  There’s 450 acres of forest to explore for those inclined, a café, a small theatre showing a short history of the Royal Forest on a loop and, for those needing mobility assistance to get around the grounds, a scooter for hire.

Admission is free and they do weddings there…

Oh well… at least we can say we saw it…