Miner2Major: The Real Sherwood Forest

Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries is a proud delivery partner on a fantastic scheme called Miner2Major: The Real Sherwood Forest.

Miner2Major: The Real Sherwood Forest is a scheme encouraging local people and community groups to get involved in projects aimed at learning about, celebrating and conserving Nottinghamshire’s heritage. 

The five-year scheme (2019-2023) is supported by a £2,240,400 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and is led by a partnership of local authorities, conservation groups and community organisations, including Inspire. All have been working in the Sherwood Forest area for many years and this is the latest phase of long-term efforts to restore, explore and celebrate the Forest.

Focussing on the heart of the Sherwood Forest area from Nottingham to Ollerton, and Mansfield to Rufford Abbey, the area has a distinctive landscape character, which is recognised and valued by local people, as well as visitors from across the world.

The legendary Sherwood Forest is a significant and celebrated landscape due to its diverse wildlife, important habitats and rich heritage. The last 200 years have changed the area.  It still has quiet places, stunning landscapes, history, wildlife, legend and a sense of belonging, but the great forest and heaths are now just patches in a landscape of industrial heritage.

As part of the scheme, Inspire is delivering on projects offering FREE courses, volunteering opportunities, and accredited training. The projects will provide an understanding of the heritage of Sherwood Forest, and give people practical skills to restore, manage, understand and promote heritage within the landscape.

View our latest FREE Miner2Major courses and opportunities.