Yesterday, my wife and I went on our second ramble with the Nottingham Wayfarers … an 11 mile walk,  starting off from Clumber Park (National Trust parkland), going through Sherwood Forest Country Park (featuring the Major Oak), and then going on to Rufford Abbey Park. All these parks are situated to the North of Nottingham. The Major Oak is part of the Robin Hood legend, but probably post-dates Robin by 200-300 years. It was first documented in the mid 1700s, and by then it must have been a substantial tree, to be so note-worthy. I’ve put my best photo (to date) of this tree onto my Flickr site (see the link in the side panel). Here’s a photo of some sun-drenched woodland nearby …

Part of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire

Part of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire

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