Grade of Trail:
Length of trail:4.5 (7km) miles
Trail is currently open
The Freeminer trail offers more of a challenge for experienced riders.
Maintained by the Dean Trail Volunteers in partnership with the Forestry Commission, this challenging and varied singletrack can offer something to even the most demanding of riders, from tricky switchback climbs to rooty drops and hairpin bends.
It is for experienced riders only and is suitable for off-road quality mountain bikes. The trail is currently 4.5 miles / 7km in length but is being developed by the volunteers, so expect some exciting changes in the near future. There is now a totaly natural and unsurfaced optional extension to the trail.
A map of the trail has been produced by 1 South West.
Pedalabikeaway (shop, cafe, toilets, workshop and bike hire) are now closed on Wednesdays outside of school holidays until 17th February 2016. Normal parking charges still apply on these days.
The nearest cafe when Pedalabikeaway is closed is at Beechenhurst Lodge, a short 5 minute cycle ride over the bridge at the start of the Family Cycle Trail.
What do other visitors say?
MIKE KEARNEY, 21/Jul/2014
Did this trail on Saturday night!!..Yes Saturday night, with headtorches!!My brother in law dreamed up this challenge for me & Callum.It was awesome and the trail was enhanced by the local wildlife as we sighted 2 magnificent Stags,literally caught in the headlights!!...We survived our first full on Mountain Biking experience, so thanks Rob.