1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar


Phone 01747 828170

Guardian praises Forest of Dean as top cycling spot

Posted on 18th July 2013

Anyone who has previously stayed in one of the cosy country cottages in the Forest of Dean will already know about the unrivalled beauty of the area, but the Guardian newspaper has now also praised it as a particularly enjoyable place to visit if you are into cycling.


Recently published as part of the ‘Britain’s Best Bike Rides’ series, this article heaps praise upon the Gloucestershire spot for its wonderful mix of family-friendly and highly challenging routes, describing it as a ‘fairytale forest, with bike trails catering to all levels’.

Although the Forest of Dean is a fantastic place to explore in all seasons, the Guardian piece explains how spring is a lovely time to discover it as much of the area’s range of trails are covered in bluebells and the air is filled with birdsong.

The article says that the popular family route is a ‘great little forest foray’ whilst, at the other end of the scale, the special Forestry Commission-designated, red-graded Freeminer trail will provide a stern test for even the most experienced of mountain bikers.

Image Credit: Chatirygirl (flickr.com)