Mountain Biking video: Bedgebury
We've got everything you need for a great day on the trails. Our sites have excellent bike shops and superb facilities.
We've got loads to offer. Over 1000km of trails (and countless forest roads), from easy family routes through to tough red graded trails, our Forestry Commission sites have got it all on your doorstep.
Fineshade and Wakerley Woods (EM)
From the family friendly trails in Fineshade to the short and technical red grade Scartree Trail of Wakerley Woods England's newest cycle trails offer something for everyone. With on site cafe, shops and cycle hire ( Rutland Cycling) its a great day out for anyone.
Nearest town: Stamford
Sat nav: NN17 3BB (Fineshade Google map)
Wilderness mountain biking at its best with epic red grade trails and cross boarder links to the Newcastleton Seven Stanes Centre. The lakeside blue grade trails offer spectacular views.
Nearest town: Bellingham
Sat nav: NE48 1ER (Kielder Google map)
Grizedale plays host to The North Face Trail and is a great base for expeditions along the challenging mountainous routes of the southern Lake District.
Nearest town: Ambleside
Sat nav: LA22 0QJ (Grizedale Google map)
Whinlatter puts the mountain back into mountain biking. The Altura Trail is already a classic affording stunning views, crazy descents and leg burning climbs.
Nearest town: Keswick
Sat Nav: CA12 5TW (Whinlatter Google map)
Hamsterley Forest (NE)
The north east's hidden gem, combing miles of cross country routes with the adrenaline fuelled 4X course of Descend Bike Park. A fantastic place for all levels of skill and experience.
Nearest town: Bishop Auckland
Sat Nav: DL13 3NL (Hamsterley Forest Google map)
Dalby Forest (Yorks)
The Great Yorkshire Forest with miles of expertly sculpted technical singletrack that tempts you to ride all day. If you fancy a challenge, Dixon's Hollow Bike Park ticks all the freeride boxes from north shore to 4X. Home of the 2010 World Cup XC course that provides a challenge for even the most experienced riders.
Nearest town: Pickering
Sat Nav: YO18 7LT (Dalby Forest Google map)
Sherwood Pines (E Mids)
A wide variety of graded trails guarantee that all riders are catered for, from a great day out with the family, to a warp speed ride around the Kitchener Trail. The ever developing bike park and dirt jumps ensure there is plenty of potential for air time.
Nearest town: Mansfield
Sat Nav: NG21 9JH (Sherwood Pines Google map)
Cannock Chase (W Mids)
Great mountain biking for all ages and experience in the heart of the West Midlands. Whether you are barrelling along the Follow the Dog Trail, or the brand new Monkey Trail, and even dropping in at Stile Cop Bike Park, the rolling terrain of Cannock Chase keeps you coming back for more.
Nearest town: Rugeley
Sat Nav: WS15 2UQ (Cannock Chase Google map)
Combining miles of XC trails with a great skills area, Delamere's light soils make it an all year round venue. Cheshire's largest woodland area is a stone's throw from the major cities of the north west and an excellent venue for evening rides.
Nearest town: Northwich
Sat Nav: CW8 2JD (Delamere Google map)
Forest of Dean (SW)
Cannop Cycle Centre is the ideal base to take in the whole of the forest and its myriad of singletrack and trails. The nearby Sallowvallets bike area is home to the Freeminer Trail and some great short downhill runs.
Nearest town: Coleford
Sat Nav: GL15 4
Haldon Forest Park (SW)
15 minutes outside Exeter, Haldon Forest Park caters for everyone from family groups to hardened freeriders. The new red grade XC trail gives you a great introduction to the network of trails that wind through the forest.
Nearest town: Exeter
Sat Nav: EX6 7XR (Haldon Forest Park Google map)
Alice Holt (SE)
A great venue for novice mountain bikers or a family day out. The family trail makes a fantastic launch point to build skills and confidence before heading out into the wider woodland.
Nearest town: Farnham
Sat Nav: GU10 4LS (Alice Holt Google map)
Not far from London, Bedgebury is a truly stunning location to ride. From family routes to fast red grade singletrack, there is something for everyone.
Nearest town: Goudhurst
Sat Nav: TN17 2SJ (Bedgebury Google map)
Thetford Forest (E)
England's largest lowland forest boasts literally hundreds of miles of fast flowing singletrack. Fast and unrelenting trails make for long and challenging rides but also make it accessible for all level of cyclists.
Nearest town: Thetford
Sat Nav: IP27 0AF (Thetford Forest Google map)
Enjoyed your day?
Support your forest and buy a Forestry Commission Discovery Pass so you can visit all year round with free parking and more great benefits.
Find out more about the Discovery Pass