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Adventure Cycle Trail
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

6 miles miles

Trail is currently open

Cycling map


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

Really well signposted trail - mixture of terrain made it interesting. Autumn colours made the forest look lovely at this time of year. Some hills but uphills not too long or steep - needed good brakes for downhill sections. Despite the car park being busy, once you get out on the trails you soon lose everyone so it isn't like a motorway. Had a great afternoon out!!

Ann, 16/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

A great ride for kids from age 9 . We had a great time. And as the review above says, do make sure your bike is well serviced, this a ride that takes you a long way from the bike shop, so you need sturdy tyres and good gears for the hills. Breaks need to be in full working order for the down hills and kids need a bit of coaching on maintaining controlled descent. My two nine year old companions found it challenging enough to give a great sense of achievement and I found it a great workout.

Anonymous, 5/Apr/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Half the trail currently diverted along a boring forest road. How long will this be for?

Karl, 17/Feb/2017

A small section of the blue trail is currently closed and diverted between posts 21 &23 to allow tree felling to take place. It is hoped that this will be reopened by the weekend. We are also about to start drainage works along the majority of the trail. This will lead to closures and short diversions for the next few weeks.

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