Sherwood Forest Caravan Park is a secluded site set in 26 acres of land along the Maun Valley in North Nottinghampshire.
We're ideally located for exploring country side and the forest; perfect for cyclists and walkers alike. Take a day or two on the 10 acres of fishing lakes making up one border of the park or go further afield to the nearby towns with their markets, historical buildings and other attractions.
: May in 2011
A large site that is laid out along the side of a river this has the potential to be outstanding. Somehow it doesn't quite make it.
The wardens do a wonderful job on keeping the site clean and fresh. There was no litter, the pitches were very well maintained. All of the staff were friendly and went the extra mile to help.
The pitches are very large but very close together. We were with some friends in a tent, if they weren't friends they would have been way to close to be neighbours! There are also no gaps between pitches which mean to get to the wash blocks or other facilities you have no choice but to cross pitches.
The washblocks were spotlessly clean and well maintained but quite tired looking and could do with an overhaul.
The waste disposal could also do with being looked at. The bins were out of the way and needed to be searched for. The waste water disposal was near impossible to find and impractical and the Elsan point was high up and not the most pleasant to use.
Would I recommend this site. Yes, but a little work would make it fantastic.
In a lovely quiet setting with so much potential. Approaching the site down a private lane you get a feeling of spaciousness. The staff are friendly. There is a small river running through the site with a pond. Next to the site are fishing pools. Good dog walks on site and also in the surrounding area, places like Vicar Water at Clipstone, Rufford Park, and the forest at Edwinstowe. There are a lot of seasonal/permanent pitches on the site but these seem to be grouped together and make that particular area of the site cluttered.
What does let the site down bigtime, considering it is one of the dearer sites I've visited are the disposal facilities.
We have been in two different areas of the site and both were bad. To empty the WasteMaster was a work of art. It had to be lifted about 2 feet then balanced while it emptied so be warned, don't let it fill right up. Obviously some didn't have the strength so emptied them down a drain by the drinking water tap. The shower blocks are looking tired and need updating as well.
In fairness the pitch we were allocated, on the Riverside, was the biggest pitch I've ever been on, it was massive.
If their waste disposal and shower facilities were up to date, and despite the high cost of a pitch, the site would be 5 stars but because of it's quiet location it's just about worth 4 stars.
To sum it up, a lovely located site but looking tired and in a desperate need of updating it's facilities.