Growing up in Edwinstowe the village on Sherwood Forest’s doorstep, the forest played a massive part of my childhood, with weeks at a time during the school holidays being spent discovering the forest, building friendships, sharing secrets and eating picnics, it really was somewhere that was special to me.
Through my teen years it was the place to skulk off to when the friendship spats occurred and through my early twenties as a single Mum Sherwood Forest was my go to place to clear my head and to calm my fractious baby.
In my 30’s its been the place to get some fresh air when coming out of the blackness of a migraine or the place to reconnect our family for fresh air and this weekend was no exception.
Arriving there early this weekend we were thrilled to be able to take a look round the visitors centre with very little interruption, we learnt some facts to set us up for our trip to the Major Oak.
Once on our journey to the Major Oak we discovered some interesting things along the way, with tree trunk houses, dens and marked walks all set out along the way.
We soon reached the Major Oak and even all these years of visiting it it’s still such a stunningly beautiful tree even with the supports and struts that now help keep this heavy twisted limbs up.
After spending some time for us appreciating the Major Oaks beauty and for the kids locating mole hills near by it was soon time for the return walk to the car park, however there were still things to see on the way!
I love that this forest was such an integral part of my life and it continues to be for me and my family.
It really is My Better Place.
Disclosure: This #BetterPlaces post is in support of the Syndol Find Your Better Place campaign with BritMums. Syndol is now formulated for headaches. Visit Syndol Headache Relief for online resources with information about headaches and how to restore calm in your life.