“The Major Oak is a huge Oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood’s shelter where he and his merry men slept.

It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a waistline of 33 feet (10m), and is about 800-1000 years old." – Wikipedia

Featured in Nottingham and its Shires, October 2010

Shot taken on the first leg of our UK road trip on August 7th, 2009. Our second day was spent at Sherwood Forest’s 25th annual Robin Hood festival, Nottinghamshire.

RAW conversion carried out with CS3 and Lightroom. Further processing carried out in CS3 and Topaz.

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Also from this series:

Robin Hood vs Little John

A Rest in the Fantastical Sherwood Forest

The Juggler

Life in a Bubble

Dare You Go Out To The Woods Today…


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  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    I love the Robin Hood legend and was like a little kid exploring this legendary forest. The way in which they play the legend to kids is just great too. It must be one of the most magical places for a kid to visit.

    Another version of the central statue of the legendary fight between Robin and Little John also available upon request:

    Gritty Determination

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago

    lovely shot

  • thank you, it sure is a great tree and I found it almost impossible to shoot with the amount of people clambering around me :(

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Namueh
    Namuehalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot.

  • thank you, glad you like it

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • shortarcasart
    shortarcasartalmost 4 years ago

    You did very well taking a photo without any of the visitors in it! Nice one!

  • thank you, it was quite the task

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Now thats what I call a tree!! Amazing! You can’t beat a bit of Robin Hood!

  • you certainly can’t! thanks for the visit

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • KMorral
    KMorralalmost 4 years ago

  • thank you ever so much :)

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

  • Petrit  Metohu
    Petrit Metohualmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot.

  • thank you Petrit, pleased you like it and thanks for the visit

    – Ryan Davison Crisp

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