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Robin Hood's Cave near Ollerton is situated on a bend in the River Maun north of the village it consists of an outcrop of Sherwood Sandstone which Robin Hood reputedly used as one of his many hideaways.


Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

The river at this point, and the 'cave' are only a few yards from the route of the King's Highway to York which formed the eastern boundary of Sherwood Forest from the 13th century.

This was the main routeway through Sherwood Forest from Nottingham to York. The location would therefore have been a great ambush site.

Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest Medieval Road near Robin Hood's Cave Sherwood Forest The River Maun Robin Hood's Cave Sherwood Forest The River Maun Robin Hood's Cave Sherwood Forest View west into Sherwood Forest from Robin Hood's Cave

Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

The medieval Road to York at Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

The River Maun at Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

Views West into Sherwood Forest from Robin Hood’s Cave

The River Maun at Robin Hood’s Cave in Sherwood Forest

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