Nottinghamshire County Council and its partners have been awarded a National Lottery grant of £2.4m for From Miner to Major: The Real Sherwood Forest. Local communities will be given the skills and knowledge to look after the landscape, through restoring vital heathland, protection and conservation of ancient trees. Local history projects will map Sherwood over the past 100 years.
The historic Sherwood Forest area covered much of Nottinghamshire north of the Trent and the project area stretches from Bestwood village in the south to Edwinstowe and the National Nature Reserve in the north; and from Mansfield and Ashfield in the west to Ollerton in the east.
QUIZ QUESTION - Can you name Nottinghamshire's ONLY registered battlefield?
The final battle of the War of the Roses took place on Nottinghamshire soil and is known as 'The Battle of Stoke Field'. As many as 7000 soldiers are believed to have lost their lives on 16th June 1487 and yet few people remember the significance of the battle.
The Battlefields Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council have produced a new leaflet giving lots of fascinating detail of this battle - including how to get there! Download the leaflet from the County Council website.