New iPhone app for Sherwood Pines

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A new iPhone app has been created to help outdoor fans explore Sherwood Pines Forest Par.

Trail maps, photo-galleries, opening times and a tool to help visitors identify trees are included in an award winning ForestXplorer app from the Forestry Commission, now available free from iTunes.

You can also download trail maps via GPS so that the app can still be used when out of phone signal range and search for events such as wild food workshops, children’s craft sessions and fungi forages.

Pam Warhurst, Forestry Commission chairman, said: “We are delighted to launch ForestXplorer as part of our celebrations surrounding the UN’s International Year of Forests. This is an absolutely fantastic and innovative tool which can not only help you find out information about your local Forestry Commission Forest Park, but also helps you learn more about the trees around you. The tree identifier is completely unique and what makes it even better is that it’s also so simple to use!”

Sherwood Pines attracts over 300,000 visitors each year and is the East Midland’s biggest mountain biking centre and also popular with walkers.

If you plan to wander further afield you can also find vital information on 36 other Forestry Commission woods in England.