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Silverhill Wood (FC)

RegionEast Midlands
ClubNottinghamshire Orienteering Club
Nearest townSutton-in-Ashfield
PostcodeNG17 3JJ
Carpark locationThe car park is on Silverhill Lane just off the B6014 in Teversal. Car park open during daylight hours.

Available Map

This picturesque woodland with its mixture of broadleaf and conifer trees, open meadows and ponds were formally two colliery sites. Through a process of coal washing, engineering, landscaping, fertilising and planting Silverhill Wood has been transformed into a beautiful woodland. It also boasts the views from the highest point in Nottinghamshire, definitely worth a visit. The viewpoint is marked by an impressive miner's memorial statue.

The reverse of the map has the following suggested courses:

Easy / yellow standard - 5 controls - 1.5 km - about 20 minutes

Medium / orange standard - 10 controls - 3 km - about 40 minutes

Score or make up your own course - 20 controls

Important note: please avoid controls 11,12 and 16 between March and July because of ground-nesting birds.

 

 

Other Things to do in the Area

More information about Silverhill Wood is available from the Forestry Commission site here

Details of the Teversal Camping and Caravanning site are here

Teversal Trails (part of the Ashfield Trails Network) provide a circular route for cycling and walking on former railway lines on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. More details here

Maps Available From

Maps may also be available from the Teversal Camping and Caravanning site opposite the car park.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience