of the Observatory using Multi-Map
The Sherwood Observatory is located on Coxmoor Road (B-6139)
adjacent to the Coxmoor Golf Course - one of the highest points
If you would like to see the location of the Observatory on a
physical map, please consult the Mansfield, Kirkby-In-Ashfield,
Sutton-In-Ashfield A-to-Z Street Atlas, where we are we are listed
on page 49, J-2.
Driving Directions from A60 Nottingham - Mansfield Road
Leave Nottingham heading for Mansfield along the A-60. Continue
through Daybrook and Redhill. At the "Redhill Roundabout"
take the first exit (A-60) towards Mansfield.
Continue along the A-60 past the main entrance to Newstead Abbey,
and turn left onto the B-6020 at the traffic light controlled
junction after the Abbey (signposted Kirkby-In-Ashfield / Motorway
Continue along the B-6020 for approximately 3/10 of a mile, then
turn right onto the B-6139 (signposted Sutton in Ashfield).
Continue along the B-6139 until reaching a traffic-light controlled
junction with the A-611. Cross the A-611, staying on the B-6139.
The observatory is located approximately half a mile along the
road on the right-hand side just after the road curves to the
NOTE: The observatory is set back from the road and is not immediately
visible - the signpost outside indicates its exact location (See
of the B-6139 Coxmoor Road Entrance).
Driving Directions from M1 Motorway
Leave the M-1 motorway at Junction 28, and take the A-38 heading
towards Mansfield (away from Derby).
Continue along the A-38 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
Continue across the lights, and then follow the curve of the
road to the left, remain on the A-38, 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 B-6139.
Continue on the B-6139 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 B-6139 from the A-38.
(If you get to a traffic-light controlled junction with the A611
you've gone too far)!