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Family Cycle Trail

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Forest Road

Length of trail:

5 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

Fineshade Family Cycle route is a 5-mile circular trail starting and finishing at the top of the car park. This green-graded trail has some gentle to moderate hilly sections, and takes you through most of the main woodland block and the varied habitats within it. The route also has 7 alternative blue grade taster sections, that run alongside the main route, allowing cyclists to test their skill and progress to more challenging terrain.

 

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Educational
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Baby Changing
  • Baby changing is available in both the ladies' and gents' toilets.
  • Buses
  • A bus and coach parking area is to the left of the main visitor centre, parking charges apply.
  • Camping
  • Available for groups at the Danish Shelters
  • Caravan Site
  • Caravan Club Site
  • Dogs
  • Most picnic tables around the visitor centre have dog water bowls and karabiners to attach dogs to. Only registered assistance dogs are allowed within the cafe. Other dogs can go into the Little Barn seating area, when it is available.
  • Dogs on lead
  • We request that dogs are kept on a lead around the car park, play areas and visitor centre grounds.
  • Horse riding
  • There is special parking for horseboxes, parking charges apply.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • All day 4.00
    After 5pm 1.50
    Coaches 10
  • Picnic
  • There is a seating area in the courtyard of the visitor centre and a picnic area next to each of the play areas. Other picnic tables and benches can be found on the walks.
  • Play area
  • There are two play areas at Fineshade, one for young children next to the visitor centre and an exciting tree house play area in the woodland for older children.
  • Visitor centre
  • Open 10am till 5pm, throughout the year, except weekdays from November till February, where it closes at 4pm.
  • Wildlife
  • We have an all access wildlife hide on site. Red kites can be seen most days throughout the year.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SP 978984
Postcode: NN17 3BB

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Contact

Central District Office

0300 067 4340
sherwood.fdo@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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