The Royal Forest of Dean provides a variety of terrain and scenery with 27000 acres of deciduous and conifer woods. Rides can be easy or technical depending on your experience. The forest trails give you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of cycling whilst enjoying the changing woodland environment. Under 3 hours from London and Manchester with its own forest micro climate the Dean is an excellent place for year round short cycling breaks.
Useful information on places to stay and things to do in the Forest of Dean.
"Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean is one of the UK's lesser-known but most beautiful forests. With oak woodland full of walking routes, cycle tracks and waterways, it makes for a great activity break." Lucy Dodsworth writing for simonseeks.com talks of the Forest of Dean