Championing Sherwood Forest’s natural heritage

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s leading locally based conservation charity, is excited to announce the continued support of Sherwood-based Forest Holidays as a Champion of Sherwood corporate supporter.

Not only a long-standing financial relationship – with 2019 celebrating the 5th year of Forest Holidays’ support – the partnership between Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Forest Holidays has resulted in a continued wildlife support network across a considerable area in Sherwood Forest.  The entire ethos of a Forest Holiday in Sherwood Forest is centred on renewal in the peaceful environment of a natural forest setting which is rich in habitat and the wildlife this sustains. The location is part of a habitat network, which includes the former Rufford Colliery whose heathland is being restored, plus the Trust’s Strawberry Hill Heath and Rainworth Heath Nature Reserves.

Ben Orton, General Manager at Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest said “By providing our guests with fun and fascinating nature walks in partnership with the Wildlife Trust, we are able to highlight the wealth of wildlife that resides in Sherwood Forest which visitors can experience.  Up close encounters with deer and owls are just some of the many highlights guests can enjoy throughout their stay.”

Ben continued,

It is a pleasure to work closely with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to enhance the forest, improve habitats for wildlife and connect more people with nature.
Holly McCain presenting Forest Holidays General Manager, Ben Orton with certificates

Holly McCain, Senior Development Officer at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust commented:

“We are excited to celebrate the 5th year of Forest Holidays’ support to our charity, and we cannot measure the added impact that the wildlife-friendly Forest Holiday location has on the surrounding area.  By preserving the area as a large network of green space, benefits can be reaped for both wildlife and people in the Sherwood Forest region.”

For more information about Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Corporate Supporter scheme, visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/corporate-support/ or ask for Holly McCain on 0115 958 8242.