Vikings to descend on Sherwood Forest this weekend

What would Robin Hood have done if he had been face to face with Vikings in Sherwood Forest?

Well, he may never have met them, but visitors to Nottinghamshire’s only National Nature Reserve can do just that this weekend (Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August).

The fabulous Regia Anglorum re-enactment group will be at RSPB Sherwood Forest to recreate the age of the Norsemen and women when they transform the events field at Forest Corner in Edwinstowe into a Viking camp.

There will be warrior combat training in the morning on both days, a Viking funeral ceremony with a traditional boat in the afternoon, followed by a skirmish with their Saxon enemies.

Elsewhere, there will be medieval music and storytelling from Past Imagined, who also be leading a Twilight Tales walk in the Forest on Saturday evening (booking required).

And there will once again be the chance to shoot an arrow or six down by the Major Oak in one of the Have-A-Go sessions with traditional archery specialists Reach The Core.

The fun begins from 10.30am on Saturday. Full details are available on the Robin Hood Festival page.

There is a special event parking charge of £10 per vehicle per day this Saturday and Sunday, but no additional admission charge.