Forest of Dean Cycle Centre | Trail status

Updated 22nd September 2022

To make sure you have the best ride on our trails at Forest of Dean Cycle Centre, Forestry England has a continuous schedule of trail maintenance and development. Much of our trail maintenance is carried out in partnership with the Dean Trail Volunteers. If you would like to volunteer and help care for our trail network, please visit their website.

Whilst maintenance work is being carried out, trails sometimes have to be either partially or fully closed. It is important that you respect these closures and follow diversions put in place.

Whilst out on the trails, if you come across any maintenance issues please report them to: fodtrails@forestryengland.uk

For information on trail grading information please see our trail grades and safety guide.

 

Cross country trails

Trail Name

Current Status

Grade

Details

Family Cycle Trail

Open

Forest Road

The Lydbrook Link trail will be closed from the end of October for forestry works.

Verderers Trail

Open

Blue

Significant improvement work is taking place on the Verderers Trail in October - more details coming soon.

Freeminers Trail

Open with diversions

Red

The boardwalk is currently closed.

Downhill trails

Trail Name

Current Status

Grade

Details

Countdown

Open

1 Spot

 

Launchpad

Open

1 Spot

 

Corkscrew

Partially closed

2 Spot

The first section is currently closed for maintenance.

Sheepskull

Open

2 Spot

 

Flatlands

Open

2 Spot

 

Ski Run

Open

2 Spot

 

Endo

Open

2 Spot

 

Mr Rooty

Open

2 Spot

 

Y2K

Open

3 Spot

 

Elephant Man

Open

3 Spot

 

GBU

Open

3 Spot

 

 Push ups and skills areas

Trail Name

Current Status

Grade

Details

Beginners Skills Area

Open

Basic Skills

 

Advanced Skills area

Open

Progressive Skills

 

Pump Track

Open

Basic Skills

 

GBU Top Section Push Up

Open

N/A

 

GBU Bottom Section Push Up

Open

N/A

 

Main Push Up

Open

N/A