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The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40

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The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40. Hello friends. Happy Saturday. How are you keeping? All good I hope.

What have you been up to lately? Anything fun? We have been out and about a bit. Nice long walks and getting out in the fresh air a bit too.

Apart from the rainy days or days the plumber and friends were restyling our bathroom. (More on that when it is finished).

The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40:

It has been my 2 weeks summer holidays off work but we have not been too far from home. I can not believe we have not even been to the beach this summer or had a holiday.

I am craving a day at the seaside!! Hopefully, thing’s will back to normal for next summer and visiting the beach will be extra special by then.

The photo below: Me dreaming of being a kid and going over close to the Major Oak. It is getting so old now, you are not allowed near it.

Here I am having fun in the woods and dancing if you want to have a look!? No mask. No social distancing = #partytime I Promise Myself.

Robin Hood And Little John Walkin' Through The Forest
The Major Oak

The Major Oak:

On Thursday, the husband, Mollie and I spent the afternoon in Sherwood Forest. I can not remember the last time we visited but it is only a short car journey away from where we live.

Have you ever visited Sherwood Forest before? Have you ever seen The Major Oak?

The Major Oak is getting so old now and you are not allowed near it. But you can get a good photo or selfie near it!!

Robin Hood And Little John Walkin' Through The Forest
The Major Oak

History On Our Own Doorstep:

The Major Oak Tree above.

So sometimes we forget to look at the beauty around us. Where we also live. We have an amazing history on our doorstep and it has been spending lots of time in the great outdoors.

Robin Hood

So Today’s Song I Can’t Get Out My Head Inspired By Disney:

Robin Hood and Little John walkin’ through the forest
Laughin’ back and forth at what the other’ne has to say
Reminiscin’, This-‘n’-thattin’ havin’ such a good time
Oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly, what a day-

(Classic Disney’s Robin Hood) Is it in your head now too?

The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40:

The visitors centre at Sherwood Forest below.

Sherwood Forest

The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest:

About: Sherwood Forest is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire, England. It is famous for its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood. Love the history and always think about Robin Hood hiding in the trees when we visit.

Address: Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe. Sherwood Forest is located near the village of Edwinstowe in north Nottinghamshire. Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9HN. Such a lovely place to visit and there is also a Centre Parcs nearby too.

Car Park Charges: Parking costs £4 for non-members, and is chargeable for anything up to a full day, and is free for RSPB members, except during the Robin Hood Festival, when the £6 event parking fee applies to everyone.

How old is the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest? It is thought to be between 800 and 1,000 years old. The legend has it that the ancient oak not only provided Robin Hood with shelter. It was also the place where he and his Merry Men slept. How cool?

red dress
The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40:
The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40:

The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40:

What I Wore: Dress: Primark | Shoes: Converse | Handbag: Primark

So what do you think of my post? Has it made you want to visit? Sherwood Forest is not too far away from the amazing Sherwood Pines too. So much beauty around us. A Walk Around Sherwood Pines In The Summer.

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A Walk In Sherwood Forest: What I Wore:

Firstly, any other fun post here. One day last week we spent the afternoon walking around Sherwood Forest. The children were off school for half term, so keeping them occupied was obviously a top priority. A Walk In Sherwood Forest: What I Wore.

Sherwood Forest: Country Kids:

Secondly, we have had a fun-packed week as the kids and even hubby was off school and work for half-term holidays. Double busy, even when the weather was not great. The best day of the week was Monday, we tried to make the most of it. Sherwood Forest: Country Kids.

Fun In The Forest:

Thirdly and some fun in the forest. Whenever we have gone out as a family over the last few days to the park or anywhere outdoors,  I have always forgotten my phone. Fun In The Forest.

My Sunday Photo: In The Forest:

Last but not least my Sunday photo was taken in Sherwood Forest. I loved this shot and when I got home Google had kindly enchanted a new copy for me! My Sunday Photo: In The Forest.

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20 responses to “The Major Oak In Sherwood Forest & Fashion Over 40”

  1. So very cool, a lot of history there. Very nice.

  2. I used to live just a few miles away when growing up and spent a lot of time at Sherwood Forest and Clumber park. I remember playing inside the major oak as a kid, the visitor centre was very new then and just has a few information boards. We’ve been back often with our children, when they were small, and the in-laws. My favourite local park was always Rufford. Did you know that the very centre of Sherwood Forest used to be in Mansfield. There’s a plaque on a wall near the school I used to go to.

    • Hi Claire, aww I have great memories of Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park too. We went to Rufford last week too. Photos will be up soon 🙂 No I didn’t realise that!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a magnificent tree! Sad that you can’t get close to it, but best for the tree though. Thanks so much for sharing!

    -Soma

  4. Love the colour of your dress#anythinggoes@_karendennis

  5. Joanne says:

    I have been dying to get to the beach this year too! Typically we visit a few times in spring and I miss the sound of the waves and the smell of the salty sea air. In the meantime we’re making due with hiking.

  6. Anne says:

    Wow, a tree so old it needs crutches! I love your dress, so pretty.

  7. sam says:

    You look lovely in the red dress and gorgeous location X #anythinggoes

  8. Claire, I love old trees like this! It looks so regal even in its old age. We just visited a conservation area in northern New York State that was home to an “Old Oak” like Sherwood Forest’s Major Oak. Everything was super overgrown so we couldn’t get to the base of the tree, but the branches that spread out over the top of the tree line from the center of the Old Oak Path was breathtaking. I wish we could have seen how large the trunk of it was because the top was enormous. I am really loving your red dress, too! It is so pretty for a jaunt in Sherwood Forest! Thanks for linking up with me.

    Shelbee

  9. What a beautiful place! I love the outdoors.
    You look fab in your dress. Super pretty! 🙂 #MMBC

  10. jess jannenga says:

    I love a longer flowy floral dress and red is wonderful on you. I need to wear some of mine with converse. Fun!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

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