The Forest Charter of 1217 restored the boundary of Sherwood Forest to the line it followed in the time of Henry I. This boundary is shown by the purple line on the map.
This site marks the 800th anniversary of the charter by suggesting five places where you may walk along some special parts of Sherwood’s northern boundary. These are indicated on the map. The wildlife and history of the sites are described on this site and you can download descriptions of each walk.
You can follow the suggested route or you may extend the walk by taking connecting public paths. Or you may wish to wander around, explore some special places and simply sit on a riverbank and watch the world go by!
If you are planning to follow the longer routes we recommend that that you use the Ordnance Survey Explorer 28 Sherwood Forest map.
Riverside walks may be muddy at any time of year so suitable footwear is advisable.