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Adventure Cycle Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

6 miles miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

At just over double the length of the Family Cycle route the Adventure Cycle Route adds a family trail that explores further afield in the forest.  Linking up with both route 6 (the national cycle route) and the Family Cycle route, the Adventure Cycle route accommodates those looking to spend a morning or afternoon meandering through the forest at a leisurely pace, or for the faster rider the route can easily be completed in 2 hours. 

Suitable for all ages and abilities.  The trail is a mixture of an all weather limestone surface and semi-natural terrain which is rideable year round.  The Adventure Trail is ideal for tiring the kids out for the afternoon there are a number of rest stops at approximately every 1.5 miles which provide somewhere to stop for a leisurely picnic. 

Maps are available from the Visitor Centre and Sherwood Pines Cycles.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

A really good balanced route, ideal for a family ride (7 or 8 years plus in my opinion). I took my nine year old boy and we had to walk up a few of the hills. A few steady inclines to test the lungs and a few nice windy descents to add some exhilaration. Just remember to tell you kids to take it steady on the downhill parts.

You go to the farthest out reaches of the forest so make sure your bike isn't going to mechanically fail on the way round as it's a long walk back. Some of the areas feel quite remote but if you go on a busy weekend there are plenty of others doing the route to give inexperienced riders that extra bit of confidence a security.

To make it more family (mum) friendly I'd request that some of the mud puddles are repaired with drainage and stone but let's be honest it's a bike trail through the woods, what do you expect?!

I can't recommend it highly enough, thanks for giving us this fantastic site, I've been coming for the last 20 years and it just gets better and busier each year. Top marks.

Robin Hood, 26/Mar/2016

I'm just enquiring if I could bikejor in sherwood pines? Or do I need a permit for this activity

Caroline johansson, 1/Aug/2015

Hi Caroline, I had to google what bikejor is but I think that if you want to go out for a ride on your own then thats fine. If you wish to go as aprt of an organised group activity then you would need a permit. Just get in touch with the office via phone or email.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Love this place, great for a day out!!

Helena, 19/Apr/2014

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