Sunday 13 August 2023

The B Team's Major Oak Selfie at Sherwood Forest on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Furbulous Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, and today we just bipped up the road, quite literally, to visit the legendary home of the world's most famous medieval bandit, Robin Hood!

The B Team's Major Oak Selfie at Sherwood Forest ©BionicBasil® Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

The Major Oak is beyond huge, in fact when the P.A. was a wee little girl, she visited it regularly as her older brother went to a school not far from here, and Nanny would always take them to Sherwood Forest for an afternoon followed by tea at The Rose Cottage cafe in Rufford. The P.A. remembers actually going inside the tree, there is photographic evidence somewhere in the archives, although I think today it is surrounded by a fence to stop visitors clambering all over it. Plus, some of the tree limbs are propped up, so it would be dangerous.

Anyhoo, let's see what Smooch has to say...

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Hello epic travellers and history lovers!

During our recent trip to Sherwood Forest, we were captivated by the famous Major Oak, which is believed to be between 800 to a 1000 years old. As we strolled through the forest, we couldn't help but be in awe of the sheer size of the tree and how magnificent it truly is. It measures 33ft or 10 metres around its trunk, with a canopy spanning 92ft or 28 metres, so it's a bit of a beast, and is thought to be the largest oak tree in the UK. However, the Major Oak is not just any ordinary tree; it's steeped in history and folklore. According to legend, Robin Hood and his Merry Men used to hide out in the forest, and the Major Oak was one of their favourite spots. We could easily envision them scheming and plotting near the tree to take down the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. In addition to the Major Oak, there are many other attractions to explore in the area. The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, which is conveniently located nearby, features informative exhibits on the forest's history and ecology, as well as a gift shop and café. For those who enjoy nature, guided walks are available to learn more about the local flora and fauna. For those seeking a more adventurous experience, Go Ape, an outdoor adventure park, has zip lines, obstacle courses, and other exciting activities. Plus mew can visit the pawesome Clumber Park which is just down the road with a historic Gothic Chapel, and it has a visitor centre with shops and galleries, it's a really interesting place to visit. Alternatively, history enthusiasts should explore the nearby city of Nottingham, which has a rich history dating back to the medieval era. Overall, we highly recommend a visit to Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak. The area has something for everyone, whether mew're a nature lover, a history buff, or just looking for a fun day out in this beautiful part of the country. We loved it!



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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

The B Team's Major Oak Selfie at Sherwood Forest ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art Blog Hop

The effect was created with Befunky - AI Enhancer, Underpainting DLX + colour changes to hue and saturation.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 11 mins 25 secs. 

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Anyhoo it's time for us to go and snoopervise the lunch as Smooch is waiting by the oven for some delicious delicacies to emerge, and find their way onto his special plate! MOL

And hopefully, by the time mew are reading this, and everything has gone to plan, the new red doors will have been installed and are looking furbulous, but we'll give mew a full update on the Midweek News.

We do hope mew have an epic day, and join us again tomorrow for another Cats Have Purroblems Too post with a new despurrate dilemma!

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  1. I love trees like that, but here in the states they have mostly died off I hope you get to climb

  2. A favourite movie of mine, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" with Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, and Basil Rathbone, was filmed entirely in California, but the idea of Sherwood Forest and Major Oak is just too fabulous!
    The B Team visits such wonderful locations.

  3. That's a MAJOR Oak, for sure! What an epic selfie, in an epic setting!

  4. Lovely selfies in a beautiful setting. Great art too. We stayed at Thoresby Hall a couple of times and visited the Major Oak and Clumber Park.

  5. We've seen that tree and it is awesome. Ancient beyond words and the lives of many generations.

  6. OMCs what a fun and beautimous post. I love the words and the photos.
    The salon where I get my haircut, has a phone booth like that. They store their clean towels in it. Each time I see it is Smile
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. That is a great selfie. Such nice memories the PA has of visiting that tree. That is a big tree. Have a great day. XO

  8. Oh, this is wonderful! A visit to Robin Hood's hangout! Now Mummy can't/won't stop humming a song about "Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen..." She is driving Us crazy (mol)...

  9. I can tell you my mom and my brothers would love to go to the Sherwood Forest. And thank your PA for us letting us know the trees dimensions. That was one of the forst things mom and I wondered about. And look at you lined up there! Be careful!!!

  10. We luv knowing there are still a few giant trees amoungst our woods. And Lynn has always liked Robinhood stories.

  11. That is a grand tree for sure! What fun to see the kitties with it!

  12. THAT is one heck of a tree! I wish I'd visited. We only drove past Sherwood Forest (boring us). I LOVE the filter too, all fresh and minty green.

  13. I love your selfie gang and that old oak tree is something. Y'all should tie a yellow ribbon around it.

  14. That is the coolest tree! Great selfies!

  15. Wonderful would love to visit Sherwood forest you all look great beside the large tree amazing.xx😻🐈‍⬛🐾


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