Robin Hood, an actual outlaw stealing from the rich to feed the poor or just a fictional character from a story? That is the question. Or at least it is when you find yourself walking through Sherwood Forest for the day.
We made our way along the paths in search of an 800+ year old tree called the Major Oak. As we rounded a corner we saw the huge tree standing behind a fence. Unfortunately it’s just now the beginning of spring and while there are plenty of small flowers in bloom a lot of the trees haven’t yet gotten the message. I can only imagine how beautiful this tree would be full of leaves. Nonetheless I thought it was still a stunning sight. This tree has been growing since the founding of the University of Oxford!
To our surprise there were tents and medieval re-enactors set up in front of the tree for Easter weekend. This was a very special treat and shows that sometimes you don’t have to plan meticulously for things to work out.
I tried my hand at archery in the Sherwood Forest, I just had to make sure the Sheriff of Nottingham wasn’t around to catch me.
After checking out all the tents we continued to explore the forest and I realized I had bubbles in my backpack. I kept myself entertained by blowing bubbles down the winding paths of Sherwood.
After archery and some bubbles we continued our exploration of the forest and came across a very serene, grassy area. It was a perfect spot to grab a snack and relax at the end of our journey.
All in all Sherwood Forest is a great place to visit. Besides a few pounds for parking the park is completely free. You can spend an entire day winding around the paths talking with the old trees. The forest is very old and brings out that relaxed, connected feel to the world. What places make you feel relaxed or part of something bigger? Let us know below!