Nottinghamshire County Council is continuing to monitor developments with COVID-19 to ensure that the services it offers are in line with up-to-date Government guidance.
The council said:
‘In light of this, it is with regret that we will be closing all country park sites across Nottinghamshire, as well as their facilities and car parks from this evening (23 March).
‘This includes Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey and Holme Pierrepont, Cotgrave and Bestwood Country Parks.
‘This decision has not been taken lightly and is one of many measures we have put in place to ensure effective social distancing in our communities across Nottinghamshire.
‘We recognise that access to our country parks may still be possible on foot, however we ask that any visitors keep themselves a minimum of two meters apart from each other to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.