10 Exotic Forests Around the Globe

Sherwood Forest

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Sherwood Forest is a Royal Forest in Nottinghamshire, England, that is famed through its historical connotation with the folktale of Robin Hood. Constantly forested since the end of the Ice Age, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve today covers 423 hectares (1.63 square-miles) remnant surrounding the village of Edwinstowe, the site of Thoresby Hall. The wooded forest of today is a remainder of a much grander royal hunting forest, named as the “shire wood” of Nottinghamshire, which in fact protracted into numerous adjoining counties (shires), bounded on the west along the River Erewash and the Forest of East Derbyshire. Sherwood entices 500,000 tourists yearly, including many from around the biosphere. Visitor numbers have augmented expressively since the takeoff of the BBC’s Robin Hood television series in 2006.