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Welcome to Thynghowe!


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Why is Thynghowe so special?

Thynghowe is a Viking age assembly site in Birklands on the western edge of Sherwood Forest.
Within the woodlands surrounding Thynghowe there are features telling the stories of King Edwin of Northumbria, the royal hunting Forest, the estates of dukes and the lives of the people of this area over a period from the 7th century to World War II.

How to get involved

Walk the waymarked Thynghowe Trail through Birklands

Join us for events like our annual perambulation walk - check our events page

Check the historical features that we have identified within the Forest of Birklands on our interactive map

Take part in our projects - look at our events page to find out more about surveying, research and training. Learn new skills and contribute to our conservation work.

Become a member of the Friends of Thynghowe - click here to contact us for details.

If you can't get to Birklands - explore this website, follow us on or check our Facebook logo page, spread the word and let us know what you think!

How to find us

Location Map

How to contact us

Click here to email us to ask for more information, contribute to our research, comment on this site or request details of membership of The Friends of Thynghowe

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