Miner2Major was a five-year Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It focussed on the heart of the Sherwood Forest area from Bestwood to Ollerton, and Mansfield to Rufford Abbey, an area that has a distinctive landscape character which is recognised and valued by local people as well as visitors from around the world.

Sherwood is an ancient forest, with a complex and fascinating history to match. For some people it is the traditional refuge of the outlaw Robin Hood and his merry men, for others it is the backdrop to the dissolution of the monasteries and the creation of sprawling ducal estates. Sherwood has evolved and changed to match the needs of the communities that live and work here – mining, mills and farming have all played a role in the changing landscape. 

Miner2Major delivered a range of projects across the area working with partners and engaging with local communities to celebrate its important habitats, special species and rich heritage.

For a good overview of the whole scheme, have a look at our legendary landscape map [PDF]. 

The video below showcases some of the highlights and outputs of Miner2Major.