Event Locations

Locations

Sherwood Pines Forest

Edwinstowe, Mansfield NG21 9JL

General Directions

Public Transport – The nearest train stations are Mansfield and Retford. Mansfield has a public bus to the county park roughly every 15 minutes (Bus No. 14, 15 or 15A to Archway Road or Sherwood Pines) . This does vary at the weekend and it is always best to check the timetables before booking. After the bus, there is around a 1-mile walk into the forest to the start line. Usually, on a Sunday morning, it is best to pre-book a taxi to the start line. If you are staying overnight before the event and using public transport, then I would recommend looking at places to stay in Edwinstone, Clipstone, or Ollerton. All are a very short taxi ride from the forest.

Accommodation – There are cabins and camping spots located in Sherwood Pines Forest. As for hotels, you have a choice of Bridleways Guesthouse which is a lovely stay, Sherwood Forest Lodge, or numerous options in nearby Edwinsone and Ollerton. If you plan on staying in Mansfield then there is the Travelodge plus an array of other local hotels in the town. A little further afield just off the M1 at J28 you have the option of a Holiday Inn and a Premier Inn, which are around a 30-minute drive from the forest.

Facilities – We have permission to use the public toilets located on-site just a minute’s walk from the starting area., and they are open to the public as well so please be aware of this.

Parking – There is a large car park with Sherwood Pines Forest which we are permitted to use. There is a charge for the car park which we, unfortunately, cannot offer a discount on. As always we encourage people to car share or use public transport as much as possible when coming to our events. Not only does this mean we help the environment a little but it also means that people get to know each other a little more and you can share the costs of petrol and the car park! If you are looking for a lift or have space in your car, then make sure you post in our Team Rasselbock Facebook group to see who else is heading that way.

Getting To The Start Line – From the car park within the forest, there will be bright yellow arrows to the start line. These should take you to the main area of Sherwood Pines where the Visitor Center, Cafe and GoApe are located. You will want to walk down the side of the Visitor Center towards Go Ape and you will see a lodge on the left-hand side. We will be set up here with the Gazebos, registration, and aid station. If the event is sold out then we will have access to the education cabin for registration, bag storage and to keep warm in the winter months.

Headphones – Headphones are allowed on this route, although please make sure that you are still fully aware of your surroundings and the dangers that are nearby.

Marshals And Signage – The course will be fully signed in bright yellow reflective arrows so that you always know the route. There will be no fixed marshals on the course although there will be a running marshal on this course who will keep a check on the route, signs, and will have communications to the HQ in case you need any assistance at all.

Medical – There will be first aid and medical provided by Nottingham Search and Rescue in case of any incidence that may arise. On your running bib, you will have an emergency contact number for ourselves and the medical team in case of an emergency.

Notes – Please remember that this is a working forest and also a tourist destination. We will not have exclusive use of the course and we do not have priority over other members of the public. Please always give way and be courteous of other people. General common sense is in use here so please make sure you pack it in with your kit bag! We will provide litter bags and bins at the aid station so there is no excuse for littering around the forest.


Vicar Water Country Park

Clipstone, Mansfield, NG21 9AS

General Directions

Public Transport – The nearest train station is Mansfield, which has a public bus to the county park roughly every 15 minutes (15A or 16A to Fith Avenue or Vicar Water Country Park) . This does vary at the weekend and it is always best to check the timetables before booking. Mansfield is also the main public transport hub that you will have to pass through in order to get to the park

Accommodation – There are cabins and camping spots located nearby in Sherwood Pines Forest. As for hotels, the closest is Bridleways Guesthouse which is a lovely stay. If you plan on staying in Mansfield then there is the Travelodge plus an array of other local hotels in the town. Just off the M1 at J28 you have the option of a Holiday Inn and a Premier Inn, which are around a 25-minute drive from the park.

Facilities – We have permission to use the public toilets located in the building with Rumbles Cafe, and they are open to the public as well so please be aware of this. The Cafe does not usually open on a Sunday, although if we have enough people sign up for the events then they can be persuaded to open during the day.

Parking – We will be able to use the car park on the day although we are limited to the area in which we can use and this means we are limited to the number of cars which can park here. As always we encourage people to car share or use public transport as much as possible when coming to our events. Not only does this mean we help the environment a little but also that we do not take up the whole car park and are allowed back to the site for future events. Cost?

Getting To The Start Line – From the car park, it is very hard to miss us. If you are driving or walking to use through the main entrance then you will see the Gazebos as soon as you enter the park. (See the map below).

Notes – Please remember that this is a country park and it is also open to the public. We will not have exclusive use of the course and we do not have priority over other members of the public. Please always give way and be courteous of other people. General common sense is in use here so please make sure you pack it in with your kit bag! We will provide litter bags and bins at the aid station so there is no excuse for littering around the park. It sounds daft, but please stay away from the edges of the lakes and ponds, we don’t want anyone falling in!

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