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Family Cycle Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Length of trail:

11 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Family on a waymarked cycle trail. Forest of Dean.

A waymarked circular route mainly on former railway lines with connecting routes to villages and picnic sites. This route has been especially surfaced and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

A surfaced, circular route, suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail is best ridden in a clockwise direction, with link routes connecting to nearby villages and picnic sites. The trail takes you along the old Severn and Wye railway line, passing former stations at Drybrook Road, Cannop Wharf and Speech House. Remnants of former coal mines can be seen at Foxes Bridge, Lightmoor and New fancy.

If you want to develop your skills or try something a bit more technical, try the skills area at the start of the trail, or look out for six fun features as you journey around the forest.

Look for the waymarker posts with a yellow tyre track icon. (Pay close attention at Whitegates and the link to Mallards Pike Lake, where the main trail does not continue straight on). Connecting routes to villages and picnic sites are marked in pink. A route card is available from Pedalabikeaway or Beechenhurst Lodge. No horseriding on the trail please.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Enjoyable ride today, but signage still needs improving.

A Bennett, 21/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Wonderful day out in the sunshine for all the family. The age of the signs didn't affect us, the trail was clearly enjoyed by everyone using it. We'll be back soon.

Gerald Wake, 21/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

We prefer to cycle the route anti clockwise because once you have traversed the steep hill it is down hill for the rest of the ride. It is great fun and even enjoyed by teenagers.

Barnes Family, 21/Apr/2014
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Location

OS Grid ref: SO607125

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Contact

West England District
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01594 833057
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