Forest of Dean – Best Family Cycle Trail

Family cycling in the Forest of Dean
Family cycling in the Forest of Dean

The cycle path in the Forest of Dean has just been named by the Daily Telegraph as Britain’s No 1 family cycle route.  The route is based upon old railway lines in the Forest, previously used for taking coal to the nearby river ports.  There are 15 miles of track with gradients suitable for all members of the family regularly interspersed with picnic sites.  A good starting point is the Cannop Cycle Centre which has refreshments and toilets.  The route is waymarked but maps can be bought the Cycle Centre or at Beechenhurst Visitors’ Centre.

Wye Valley Mountain Biking
Wye Valley Mountain Biking

If you don’t have your own bike there is no problem as cycles of all sizes and types can be hired by the Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre.

If you are looking for something more challenging, you might consider:

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