The nation's forests and essential facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
Maintenance work is currently being carried out on the Verderers Trail, Countdown and Launchpad. Please follow all diversion signs.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  The site opens at 8.00 every day and the closing times are as follows:

November to February - 5:00pm

March - 6:30pm

April - 8:00pm

May to August - 9:00pm

September - 7:30pm

October - 6:30pm

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

How to find us

How to find us
B4234, Cannop Valley
Sat Nav Postcode: GL16 7EH
By Car

Take the B4226 Coleford-Cinderford road and at the crossroads with the B4234 turn north and follow the signs to the Cycle Centre.  

By Public Transport

From Coleford - number 30 bus (then 14 minute walk)

From Lydney - number 23 bus, change at Coleford to number 30 bus

From Cinderford - number 30 bus

OS Grid Ref
SO 607126

51.8094715, -2.5693405

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Cannop Cycle Centre.

You can now use RingGo at Cannop Cycle Centre which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

Location Codes - 31013 (car), 31014 (minibus or motorhome), 31015 (coach)

Card payments can also be made at the ticket machine located near the toilet block.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak charges (1 April - 31 October)
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £6.00
All day £8.00
Off peak charges (1 November - 31 March)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - £12.00 (peak), £10.00 (off peak)

Coaches/minibuses with trailers - £14.00 (peak), £12.00 (off peak)

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

Visiting Cannop Cycle Centre updated 1 April 2021

When visiting Cannop Cycle Centre please make sure you only ride on our waymarked cycle trails or on hard-stone forest roads. Please come fully prepared and be self-sufficient for your visit:

  • Make sure your bike is in full working order
  • Make sure you have a backpack which contains: First aid kit, water, snacks, spare inner tube, pump, small repair kit, map, fully charged mobile phone.
  • First Aid will not be available on site. Make sure you ride within your limits and WEAR YOUR HELMET. Know your location at all times and have a mobile phone to raise help. If you do have an accident make your way back to your vehicle if you are able to. Only call 999 if it is essential.
  • Please respect others using the Forest - make sure you avoid crowds and maintain social distancing. 
  • Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  
Car parkOpen
ToiletsOpen
Cycling TrailsOpen
Skills areaOpen
CaféOpen: Everyday 9am - 5.30pm (takeaway only)
ShopOpen: Everyday 9am - 5.30pm
Bike hireOpen: Everyday 9am - 5pm
Repair centreOpen: Weekends and school holidays 10am - 3pm
Uplift serviceOpen

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Shop
Toilets

Contact details

This centre, on the site of an old colliery, is the ideal place to start your cycling adventure

Cannop Cycle Centre has something for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Try the Family Cycle Trail or test yourself on the singletrack trails and demanding downhill runs.  

Bikes can be hired (or repaired) at Pedalabikeaway (booking advised). You can also enjoy the cafe and shop after your ride.  

Fly Up Downhill operate a bookable uplift service for the downhill runs.  

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

At a glance

  • Cycle trails for all abilities
  • Skills area
  • Pump track
  • Bike hire
  • Café (takeaway only)
  • Shop
  • Repair centre
  • Uplift service
  • Dogs welcome
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