Hearts flood in for Love Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest trail

People across the Sherwood Forest area have shown they are all heart with their donations for a trail that shares the love for our community.

An incredible 500 hearts have already been created for the Love Edwinstowe and Sherwood Forest trail, which runs from 10th-21st February.

The trail of hearts made from all sorts of materials, from wood to wool, will lead from Edwinstowe village centre through to St Mary’s Church, the Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre, RSPB Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and even as far as the Major Oak, in the heart of the Forest.

A set of clues will be provided to help track down some of the hearts in locations across the community, with prizes up for grabs for those intrepid trail-walkers who manage to solve the clues, either in one day or over a number of days.

The initiative has been backed brilliantly by local businesses, community groups and local residents. Once all the hearts have been collected, members of Sherwood Forest Rotary Club will help staff from RSPB to display them across the village.

Carol Hallam, RSPB Sherwood Forest Community and Volunteer Development Officer, said: “The response to this project has been absolutely phenomenal, and we have been blown away by the enthusiasm and support we’ve received from the local community, especially from so many of the businesses in the village. They’ve really been sharing the love for it.

“People of all ages have been taking part, creating really inspiring and imaginative designs which will really catch the eye.”

And while the trail is on, visitors can also create and decorate their own heart designs at RSPB Sherwood Forest to display in and around our Visitor Centre.

For more information, email carol.hallam@rspb.org.uk