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The Thynghowe Trail

A walk into the past of Sherwood Forest along the boundaries of Warsop, Edwinstowe, Clipstone and Budby

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On 26th July 1816 a group of Warsop folk walked around the entire boundary of the Manor of Warsop, checking he positions of markers and participating in events to establish the route in their memories. The rediscovery of a document describing this perambulation has raised awareness of the significance of this boundary and provided the stimulus for further research.

The most prominent feature along this trail is Thynghowe, now known as Hanger Hill. This site has still to reveal many of its mysteries but it has been an important meeting place for well over a thousand years. It is located on the boundary between three parishes and may once have been an important location on the border of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia.

Throughout this walk you may become aware that the paths lead up to this hill and that you are following in the footsteps countless generations of forest folk and the aristocracy who controlled their lives.

This trail hopes to give an insight into the past of the Birklands area of Sherwood Forest through Saxon times, the Crown Forest, the era of the Welbeck and Thoresby estates, to modern forestry and military use.

From Warsop Windmill at the southern end of the trail follow the public footpath sign along the hedge into the forest. Thynghowe Trail waymark posts mark the rest of the trail.

Look out for the letters on the Thynghowe Trail posts. They show where you are on this map and link to the descriptions below.

Trail Map

Created by The Friends of Thynghowe with support from The Parish Councils of Clipstone, Edwinstowe and Warsop