How to Find Us

Location of the Observatory using Google Maps.

The Sherwood Observatory is located on Coxmoor Road (B6139) adjacent to the Coxmoor Golf Course - one of the highest points in Nottinghamshire.

Driving Directions from A60 Nottingham - Mansfield Road

Leave Nottingham heading for Mansfield along the A60. Continue through Daybrook and Redhill. At the "Redhill Roundabout" take the first exit (A60) towards Mansfield.

Continue along the A60 past the main entrance to Newstead Abbey, and turn left onto the B6020 at the traffic light controlled junction after the Abbey (signposted Kirkby-In-Ashfield / Motorway M1).

Continue along the B6020 for approximately 3/10 of a mile, then turn right onto the B6139 (signposted Sutton-in-Ashfield).

Continue along the B6139 until reaching a traffic light controlled junction with the A611. Cross the A611, staying on the B6139. The observatory is located approximately half a mile along the road on the right-hand side just after the road curves to the right.

Approach from A611 Direction
Approach View from A611

NOTE: The observatory is set back from the road and the entrance is not immediately visible when approaching from this direction - the Sherwood Observatory roadsign opposite indicates the exact location.

Driving Directions from M1 Motorway

Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 28, and take the A38 heading towards Mansfield (away from Derby).

Continue along the A38 towards Mansfield, passing the Macarthur Glen retail outlet on the right, the Snipe public house on the left, and eventually under a footbridge, after which you will arrive at a set of Traffic lights adjacent to the Kirkby-In-Ashfield fire station.

Continue across the lights, and then follow the curve of the road to the left, remain on the A38, crossing another set of lights signposted to the Sutton Parkway railway station, and across one further set of traffic lights.

At the next set of traffic lights, TURN RIGHT ONTO THE B6139.

Continue on the B6139 over a level crossing and a mini roundabout up to a traffic-light controlled junction. Cross the junction, heading up the hill, and the observatory is located on the left of the road approx 3/4 mile after the traffic lights just before the road curves to the left.

The Observatory is slightly set back from the road, though the dome is visible when approaching along the B6139 from the A38. The exact entrance location is indicated by the Sherwood Observatory road sign opposite.

Close View of Approach from A38 Direction
Approach View from A38

Access to Observatory Once Arrived

After turning in to our entrance, please move to the left and into our parking area shown below.

Parking Area Field
Parking Area

 When parked, please make your way down the driveway shown below. 

Driveway Entrance
Driveway

 The entrance to the Observatory is beneath the Welcome sign, then to the right.

Observatory Building
Observatory Building