Managed by Forest Enterprises - part of the Forestry Commission - it is the largest woodland open to the public in the East Midlands. A working forest - Sherwood Pines is an important timber producing. Pines, heath and oak trees are havens for wildlife including birds such as the nightjar and of course the fallow deer. A superb visitor centre with a cafe providing refreshments and a cycle hire shop. There are waymarked trails, with an easy access trail for disabled visitors. Cycle routes are marked, the routes offer choices to suit everyone from families to off-road cyclists.