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Sherwood Forest
Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

OVERVIEW

The story of Robin Hood has been told by many for over 700 years; a man who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Sherwood Forest appears in later ballads and tales, as the hideout for Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. But just who is this famous hooded outlaw, and why is Sherwood Forest called as one of the most haunted places in all of Great Britain? Join us as we take you on a spooky, historical journey back in time, as we attempt to communicate with the spiritual energies of this once vast, royal woodland.

 

HISTORY

Dating back to pre-Roman Britain, Sherwood Forest was once one of the best Royal Hunting Forests in all of England. But it's not just the history that has everyone fascinated with the forest, it's the legends and folklore that come with it. From tales of dark druids and horrid elementals, to phantom travellers and malevolent witches, many stories have been told of this ancient woodland, but it's the legend of Robin Hood that captivates us all.

The tale of Robin Hood is one that has been sung and written about for centuries; a Yeoman who stole from the rich to give to the poor. His character fits between the reigns of King Richard the Lionheart and his brother King John, with his arch-nemesis being the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. Tales of Robin Hood in the 12th and 13th Centuries would've been sung in ballads, because a very small percentage of the population could read and write. The earliest mention of Robin Hood comes from a Medieval poem by William Langland, called 'Piers Plowman'. The next record of Robin Hood doesn't appear u
ntil 1450-1500 AD, when a collection of stories called 'A Lyttel Geste of Robyn Hode' was printed. One of these key stories is called 'Robin Hood and The Monk'. You will learn about this story on the Ghost Walk.

Want to learn more of Sherwood Forest's history? Book on our next Ghost Walk here and experience the historical journey back in time.


 

GHOSTS & HAUNTINGS

Sherwood Forest is one of the most haunted forests in the UK, and it's not surprising given its dark and bloody history.

Many people would've been robbed, beaten and killed on their journeys through the Forest, as it was a dangerous place full of thieves, bandits, cut-throats and highwaymen, waiting to pounce on their next victim.

It's believed that many-a-men copied our favourite outlaw over the centuries, but despite this, the spirit of Robin Hood has allegedly been picked up here by numerous mediums and paranormal investigators.

There have also been many reports of dark hooded druid figures walking the paths of the forest and in between the trees, believed to be pagan worshippers of England's long forgotten past.

The ghost of a White Lady has been sensed in one part of the forest, as well as the sounds of children heard laughing nearby. This White Lady has been seen by our team and guests on previous walks, appearing as a blurry white mist for a few minutes, and then disappearing into the background.

The sounds of shelling and gunfire have often been heard here, believed to be echoes of the Sherwood Foresters training for war, with scary mists appearing in photos despite weather being clear. On ITC Apps, we have had names and words come through related to the Second World War and to the soldiers training here.

Phantom footsteps rustle the leaves and snap twigs, and a strong negative feeling is sensed at the 'Witches Bowl', where stories of witchcraft and sacrifices took place.

The story of Sherwood Forest is truly a fascinating one, and with several accounts of ghosts sightings, hauntings, paranormal experiences and legendary tales passed down through the centuries, our exciting and spooky Ghost Walks at Sherwood Forest are not to
be missed.


 

YOUR GHOST WALK EXPERIENCE

Your night of ghost walking with Brookes Paranormal is guaranteed a fun, safe and spooky one. Experience this historic location after dark with our knowledgeable guides, as you explore the eerie woodland in search for the ghostly spirits that haunt there. Here on your walk at Sherwood Forest, you will learn the fascinating history researched by our team, from the beginnings of the Robin Hood legend and some of the stories connected to him, to the histories of the forest's most unique areas, including the Major Oak, the Military Path and the Witches Bowl.

You'll also learn the hidden secrets and ghost stories surrounding Sherwood Forest thanks to our informative team, including the origins of Robin Hood, the oldest tree in the forest, the meaning behind the Major Oak and a connection with King Charles II that's celebrated in the village.

Along the way, you'll stop off at four of the most haunted spots where ghost sightings and paranormal activity have been reported by locals and experienced by us, and from there you'll be taking part in short investigation vigils to see if we can connect and communicate with the spirits of the forest.


Our team are friendly, professional, approachable and knowledgeable with paranormal investigating, and we will guide and support you to make sure you get the most out of your investigation. We welcome everyone from all walks of life, as our events are a safe space for all who love and enjoy the thrill of ghost hunting. Whether you're a paranormal novice or an experienced investigator, you'll be well-looked after and treated like family.

This is an honest ghost hunting experience, so there won't be any fakery or trickery during the night. We believe that if activity happens, it happens for real.


 

YOUR EVENT INCLUDES

  • Group photo of all guests which gets published to our page

  • A History talk about the location's past at different stops along the journey

  • A telling of ghost stories and hauntings of the location

  • Some fascinating facts and secrets about the location

  • Mini investigation vigils at haunted hotspots around the forest, using an array of ghost hunting equipment such as K2 Meters, Dowsing Rods, REM Pods, Cat Balls, Spirit Boxes and ITC Apps

  • An introduction to ghost hunting equipment and techniques
    for guests new to the paranormal

  • Join the team afterwards for a chat about all things paranormal

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING

  • All attendees MUST be 16 years or older

  • Heavily pregnant women are NOT allowed on these walks due to long distance walking

  • This location is NOT wheelchair or mobility friendly

  • We operate a STRICT No Alcohol/Drugs Policy on our events, and if caught or believed to be under the influence of any alcohol or drugs, you will be removed from the event immediately and banned from all future events - No refunds

  • All attendees MUST bring a torch to the event, as we will be investigating in dark areas and low light conditions - even in the Summer months

  • Sensible footwear is required for the location's environmental conditions

  • In the colder months we advise to wear warm layered clothing, and bring a warm coat with you as the night will get cooler as the event progresses

  • This is a licensed event with a percentage of ticket sales going towards the RSPB charity

  • Our Ghost Walks include a mixture of history, ghost stories and some investigating - some Ghost Walks offer more history talk and some offer more ghost stories and investigating vigils

  • Please ensure you are able to attend this event; full ticket payments are non-refundable and non-transferable once booked

ADDRESS, MEETING POINT, EVENT TIMES & PARKING

ADDRESS: Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

MEETING POINT: Disclosed once tickets are purchased

EVENT TIMES: 9:00pm - 11:30pm (arrive at 8:45pm)

PARKING: Disclosed once tickets are purchased

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