Walk the Robin Hood Way
The Robin Hood Way is clearly marked on Ordnance Survey maps.
The Robin Hood Way was initially planned by members of the Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club, specifically Roland Price and Alec Hickton, in commemoration of it’s Golden Jubilee in 1982, from an idea by Chris Thompson,
The original route of 84 miles from Nottingham Castle to Edwinstowe Church was opened in 1985 with the intention of linking all the places in Nottinghamshire with connections to the legend of Robin Hood. However these are well scattered around the County so since there are also several Country Parks and other interesting places it seemed obvious to include them in order to add to the appeal of the Way.
A guidebook was published and proved so popular that it quickly sold out so a second edition appeared in the early 1990s. Again this proved to be a success and it was decided that when the next edition was released, in 1995, the route should be extended to 105 miles with the purpose of including the historic Minster town of Southwell. Other minor route alterations and improvements were made to bring it up to date but the Way has remained unchanged and has been enjoyed by ramblers from in and outside Nottinghamshire for many years.
There are also several circular route taken from the Robin Hood Way for you to enjoy a days walking exploring the Nottinghamshire countryside for a better appreciation of our beautiful county
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 270 covers the area in and around Sherwood Forest. It is on sale from the Tourist Information Centre at Rufford Abbey for £7.99.
The Robin Hood Walks book covers the whole of the Robin Hood Way long distance route as well as circular routes from it. It costs £10.95 and can be purchased from the Countryside Access Team at Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80.