Meet the Sherwood Forest team

Meet the Sherwood Forest team

Get to know the people you may see during your stay
Forest Holidays

Ben Orton

General Manager at Sherwood Forest

Our General Manager Ben can be found enjoying a quiet morning walk on the many trails on our doorstep at Sherwood Pines. His favourite place to visit in the local area is Welbeck Estate and Harley Café. He believes that Forest Holidays breaks offer seclusion and peace, whilst still offering fun services and activities for all. Ben’s favourite place to eat in the local area is the Rose Cottage. The rarest wildlife sighting he has seen while working at Sherwood Forest is the wild deer pinching the apples from his back garden! 

What is your favourite forest fact?

“We have an Oak Tree planted at the Forest Retreat which has grown from a seed from the Major Oak at Sherwood Forest.”
  • Amy Housego

    Deputy General Manager

    Amy is our deputy general manager at Sherwood Forest and is responsible for the standards of cleanliness, maintenance and décor across all our cabins. Her favourite forest activity is Archery – who doesn’t want to be Robin Hood when they’re in Sherwood Forest! She loves to explore Sherwood Pines and wandering deep into the forest where few people go…(there’s even a secret Christmas Tree plantation)

    What is your fun forest fact?

    "More than 300 million people live in the Forest across the world!"
  • Angela Cumberpatch

    Guest liason

    Angela will be there to greet our guests on arrival and is on hand to help them have the best time possible during their break. She recommends the check point activity on location which takes you around the forest. Her favourite cabin number is a 2-bed Silver Birch 61 and her rarest wildlife sighting at Sherwood Forest is a Deer. 

    Where is your favourite place to visit in the local area?

    “Rufford Abbey is one of my favourite spots to visit”
  • Chloe Minett

    Forest Ranger

    Our friendly ranger Chloe can be found exploring the forest or welcoming our guests outside the Forest Retreat. She helps immerse our guests into nature through nature filled activities. From mild to wild with forest walks, teaching bushcraft skills and shelter building. Chloe's favourite forest activity is den building and she recommends the walking trail from Sherwood forest to the mature oak. 

    Rarest wildlife sighting at Sherwood Forest

    “A Buzzard.”
  • Samantha Nicholson

    Forest Ranger

    Our ranger Sam can be found out and about showing our guests how to have fun together in nature. Whether it's being creative making forest pictures, learning basic survival techniques or spotting local wildlife there's something for everyone. Sam loves to visit Sherwood Forest to visit the famous Major Oak Tree and enjoys the walk to visit the old first world war trenches in Sherwood Pines. 

    Favourite British animal

    “Great Spotted Woodpecker"