Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:2.5 miles
The trail is very muddy in places due to tree harvesting operations and the recent winter weather. These sections are are currently unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.
The Fairoak trail is an easy circular trail that takes in the magnificent Fairoak Valley and Pools, a rich and important habitat that is home to many wildlife species. The area has an interesting coal mining past and was the location of a colliery in the late 19th century.
This is a multi-use trail so please be aware of other users on this trail, including cyclists, walkers, horse riders and forest vehicles.
Are these trails for you? Read more out our trail grading system.
Are you ready for this? Cycling is inherently risky, so the best way to stay safe is by being realistic about your own ability and aware of what's going on around you. Read our short safety guide.
Be courteous and show respect to others. Give way to other users at junctions and on shared sections. Let slower riders know you are behind them without intimidating them. Pull over to let faster riders pass. Keep noise to a minimum and moderate your language around residential areas.
Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop
Possibly the best bike shop in Staffordshire, offering everything from bikes and clothing to sports drinks andto trail maps, plus great advice and local forest knowledge
Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop have a range of mountain bikes available to hire. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
9am to 5pm (except Wednesdays)
Tel: 01889 575170