Come and enjoy the beauty of Sherwood Heath
An invitation to enjoy the beauty of Sherwood Heath is extended to all visitors as it hosts an open day this Saturday (August11).
The park, which is made up grassland and heathland and lies just outside Ollerton, will be the centre of a range of extra attractions between 11am and 3pm.
There will be children’s activities including some tricks and antics from Circus Wunderbar, an environmental artist and a ‘bodger’, complete with lathe, who will be demonstrating the arts of ancient woodland crafts.
The park is popular with joggers, birdwatchers and dog walkers and the open day has been organised to demonstrate its wider appeal and for new visitors to see for themselves the draw of Sherwood Heath.
The park, which is managed jointly by Newark and Sherwood District Council and Sherwood Forest Trust, is open all year round. It is renowned for its glow worms which live on the bracken and its wide variety of bird life.
Phil Beard, council business manager for parks and amenities, said: “We extend a warm welcome to everyone to come and have a look at what is on offer and to enjoy the natural beauty and setting of Sherwood Heath.”
The district council recently embarked on its new campaign Making the district Cleaner, Safer and Greener, a place we are all proud of. In addition to its own wide-ranging work in dealing with environmental issues, street cleanliness and community safety, it is looking to work with partners, empower residents to help improve the places where they live and encourage communities to ensure their own environment is cleaner and greener.