Distance: 7.5 miles (12km)
Start/finish: Edwinstowe Youth Hostel, Mansfield, NG21 9RN
Terrain: Forest trail
Toughness: Easy
Ascent: 114 metres
Navigation: Easy
Good for: Woodland, families
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 53.1978, -1.0674 / SK6240167157

An enjoyable,
 flat, circular run along leafy forest trails into the heart of the National Forest. This is classic Sherwood Forest country, with ancient, gnarled oaks standing majestically all around. The route starts on some of the busier trails but soon heads
out along a quiet track around the edge
of the Forest. From start, head NW along path, continuing around the S edge of the forest. The route passes a Chantry chapel and hermitage, dedicated to King Edwin
of Northumberland. After Ladysmith Plantation, the route emerges on to the open heathland of Budby South Forest and the heart of the original forest, Birklands. Return to the start passing the wonderful, vast structure of the Major Oak on the way.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From start head north west along path, bearing left at track junction and heading south west around the southern edge of the forest, with a short section of road
2.8 4.5 At track junction, turn right onto the Robin Hood Way, heading north and continuing through forest
4.7 7.6 At track junction, turn right and head east into Budby South Forest
5.7 9.2 At track junction turn right and head south, following forest tracks past Major Oak to the start

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