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Out and about in the Sherwood area

Out and about in the Sherwood area

 
 

The Sherwood area encompasses more than 30 miles of woodland, countryside, villages and towns, reaching from the outskirts of Worksop to Nottingham itself. Many of the areas landmarks have been established for centuries - indeed there have been settlements in this area since Norman times.

Today, Sherwood Forest and its surrounding towns and villages welcome you to Nottinghamshire’s jewels of tourist attractions. People travel from all over the world to experience the legend that is Robin Hood. You can visit some of the county's most beautiful country parks, such as Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest Country Park, Sherwood Pines Forest Park and Rufford Abbey and Country Park.

Many local villages are steeped in local history and Edwinstowe is one such village. Its name alone derives from King Edwin’s final resting place, and Legend tells the tale of Robin Hood marrying Maid Marian at St Mary’s Church. The Dukeries is also an important part of the history of the Sherwood area and no less than four ducal families have ruled and occupied the territories over the centuries. Many of the manors and homes of former ducal families are now open to the public and some are National Trust owned and run.

Whatever your interests, the Sherwood area of Nottinghamshire has something to offer everyone and is a great place to both live locally and visit for the day or a holiday. Sherwood is proud of its heritage and its community society is thriving. As such, it has many local clubs, charities and societies and you will find many of these below.

If you wish to have your community group or organisation listed on our website, please email community@sherwoodlife.com.

 

Little Black Book - Local clubs, groups and societies

Little Black Book - local clubs, groups and societies

Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702800
Bassetlaw Breastcare Fundraising 01909 502726
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
   
Bassetlaw Dementia Society 07502 143044
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Support Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club 07751 038779
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society 01427 880584
Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum 01909 709034
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bluebell Petanque Club (Boules) 01427 884122
Cantate Choir 01777 702185
Civic Society 01777 700241
Daneshill Sailing Club 01777 870457
Darlton Gliding Club www.darltonglidingclub.co.uk
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Third Age Group 01909 730489
Girlguiding Retford 01777 700800
Grove (Retford) WI 01777 703527
Headon and Upton Theatre Club 01777 248053
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
National Gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk
North Leverton Playgroup 07528 707624
North Notts Embroiders Guild 01777 707706
Ordsall Pre-school 07751 419157
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Pippins Pre-school 07815 307029
Ranskill Bowling Club 01302 710410
1st Bilsthorpe Scout Group 07980 285696
1st Ordsall Scout Group 07702 089844
1st Walesby Brownies 01623 861779 / 07522 757354
Abbey Road Arts and Craft Group 01623 825518
Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire 01623 488215 / 07872 839597
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Soc. 01427 880584
Boughton Art Society 01623 863310
Craft & Hobbies Group at Walesby Village Hall 01623 836582
Dukeries & District Food Bank 07716 439740
Dukeries Community Workshop 01623 862363 (Ext 152)
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Tai Chi Society 01623 822827
Dukeries University of the Third Age 01623 824789
Dukeries Welcome Centre 01623 860545
Eco-shop 01623 837802
Edwinstowe Cricket Club 01623 822928
Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions Club 07581 265531
Edwinstowe Angels 01623 822943
Edwinstowe Bowls Club 01623 822448
Edwinstowe Flower Arrangement Society 01623 822767
Edwinstowe Flower Club 01623 642717
Edwinstowe Historical Society 01623 822264
Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group 01623 822070
Edwinstowe Residents Association 07800 803728
Edwinstowe Village Hall Committee 07594 460846
Fosseway Writing Group 01636 651422
Furniture Project (Notts) 01623 836410
Girlguiding Notts 0115 9877220
GymStarz Gymnastics Club 07988 376268
Homestart (Dukeries) 01623 823353
Heart Support group 01909 562361 
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Ladies Probus of Sherwood Forest 01623 823004
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Newark Sea Cadets 01623 822079
New DAT (Disabilities Action Team) 01623 863336
Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes 07715 679415
North Notts Embroiders Guild 01777 707706
Ollerton Bowls Club 01623 860771
Ollerton Brownies 07935 089748
Ollerton Community & Church Hall 01623 823004
Ollerton Jubilee Gardening Club 01623 822556
Ollerton Jubilee Hall 01623 823577
Ollerton Organ Society 01623 860874
Ollerton Women's Institute 01623 836533
Ollerton Volunteer-led Foodbank 07500 937982
Ollerton of Yesteryear 01623 824467
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Our Centre Community Minibus 01623 753192
Parkinson’s UK (local contact) 01909 730629
Pathfinders 01623 836639
Pet Shop Girls Charitable Trust 01623 835551
Recycling Ollerton & Boughton (ROB) 01623 863955
Retford & District Photographic Soc. 01777 862533
Retford Male Voice Choir 01777 705092
Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest 07875 276815
Royal Air Forces Association 01777 704056
Royal British Legion 01777 818993
Second Chance Feline Rescue 07737 205938
Sherwood Forest Men's Probus Club 01623 822148 or 01623 822220
Sherwood & Mansfield Ramblers 0115 9522840
Sherwood Tourist Information Centre 01623 824545
Spotlight Cheerleaders 01623 823174
St Mary's Music Group 01623 824698
The Dukeries Singers 01623 822070
The Furniture Project 01623 836410
Thoresby Colliery Youth Band 01623 822672
Thoresby Gallery 01623 822009
Tuxford Forget Me Nots 01777 870341 / 07977 462519
Voglia d'Italia 01909 481136
Welbeck Estate Brass Band 01623 740324
Whist Drive — Edwinstowe 01623 822549

 

Useful Numbers - local services and amenities

SERVICES  
Police 0300 300 9999
Crime Stoppers 0800 555111
Electricity — Emergency 0800 375 675
Gas — Emergency 0800 111 999
Anglian Water 08457 145 145
Severn Trent Water 0800 783 4444
Flood Line 0845 988 1188
BT Faultline 0800 800 151
Newark & Sherwood District Council 01636 650000
Childline 0800 11 11
Citizens Advice Bureau 01623 861808
MP for Newark Patrick Mercer 01636 703269
MP for Sherwood Mark Spencer 0207 2197143
NSPCC 0808 800 500
RSPCA 01623 442673
Sherwood Forestry Commission 01623 822447
Sherwood Forest Crematorium 01623 860500
Dukeries Library 01623 862363
Edwinstowe Library 01623 822280
Ollerton Library 01623 860274
Job Centre (Mansfield) 01623 413100
Tourist Information (Newark) 01636 655765
Tourist Information (Sherwood) 01623 824545
HEALTH  
NHS Direct (24 hours) 0845 46 47
Drug Helpline (24 hours) 0800 776600
Samaritans (24 hours) 08457 90 90 90
Samaritans Local Office 01623 422224
Retford Hospital 01777 274400
Bassetlaw Hospital 01777 274400
Newark Hospital 01636 681681
King’s Mill Hospital 01623 622515
Edwinstowe Major Oak Practice 01623 822303
Middleton Lodge Surgery (New Ollerton) 0844 576 9933
TRAVEL  
Taxi — Acorn Travel 01623 861685
Taxi — K&R Cars 07787 386990
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950