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5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely amazing I love the bike trails and the people are so nice.

Anonymous, 26/Aug/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Wonderful day out with our granddaughter on The Gruffalo Spotter trail, slightly spoiled by speeding cyclists which made it dangerous for a toddler. We were constantly having to grab hold of her and move out of the way for cyclists of all ages who seem to think it was great fun to go as fast as possible along the gravel track . The young children on cycles were fine but the young teenagers and adults were going dangerously fast.

ROGER REEVES', 8/Aug/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Wonderful place well looked after brilliant for all the family. Could do with a bigger car park and better play area for kids and I'd give it top marks!

Lloyd Upton, 18/Apr/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Brilliant day out cycling the green and blue routes with 2 teenagers. Nothing too strenuous but lots of downhills through the forest.

Well planned design.

Joanne , 16/Apr/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Super site and great trails, but the amount of parking is totally inadequate. On sunny days it overspills on to the road with cars parked on both sides and a narrow gap in between. It is only a matter of time until there is a serious incident.

Anonymous, 3/Apr/2017

Thank you for your comment. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Hicks Lodge. We are currently looking at options for the car parking situation and are also currently talking to the local police and highways department about the cars parking on the road.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Come often great place to ride my bike and to walk the dog

Anonymous, 2/Apr/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

First time here. As a seasoned cyclist I felt the trail a good cross country set up. It's not steep anywhere and there are no red routes. All is suitable for families. Can certainly recommend

Kris, 31/Jul/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

We love coming to Hicks Lodge, when we have a spare three quid for parking. It's a great ride with a young rider and he can choose the length depending on energy levels. Our dog trots along next to us - perfect. Great facilities, friendly staff but I can on the website looking for an email address for the cycle shop and cant find it!

Eddy, 12/Jul/2016

Contact email for the cycle shop, thank you. hickslodge@icloud.com

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

On behalf of the Midland Masters Athletic club, we would like to thank Patrick ,Wendy and the girls for their hard work and expertise making our event a tremendous success.

Phil Owen, 17/Apr/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just purchased my new bike from the bike shop at Hicks Lodge, very pleased with it! Really good service, excellent after care thanks to Martin. Also the Victoria sponge cake from the cafe is my personal favourite, 10/10!

Pauline, 29/Feb/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

If you're just getting started at riding off road this is a good place to come and ride, it also is good for families, we use it as part of a longer local ride. The cafe is also good, with nice coffee and cakes. Our Niece loved playing in the playground too.

Sean, 13/Oct/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Enjoyed our visit today with dog and 3 year old. The Superworm trail was entertaining. Loved the dog friendly cafe. I'll be back with my bike next time :)

Amanda, 17/Apr/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Food in the cafe is fantastic all home made! Home made cakes are beautiful!!

Staff are welcoming and friendly with dogs, kids and adults too!

Lovely walks around the area with lots of wild life.

My only niggle is the lack of bins for picnicking rubbish and dog waste!

Sarah , 23/Mar/2015
4 Stars 4 Stars

We came for our first visit to hicks lodge to do the gruffalo trail in Feb 2015. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves lovely,reasonably priced food and drink, very polite helpful staff and a well thought out trail. My boys 1 and 3 enjoyed themselves looking for things on the trail.Only thing we didn't like was the playground surface as it was like clay but we will definitely be visiting again!

suzi , 16/Feb/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

We love to come to Hicks and meet up with the labradoodles, great place to chase and swim....for the dogs that is!

Dawn, 13/Feb/2015
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