Please read our guidance about what to expect when visiting and check which sites are still closed - Guidance and closures
Due to the closure of the bridge following an incident with a large vehicle, the old road crossing has been reopened please take extra care when crossing this very busy road.
The car park at Cannop Cycle Centre is now open, but some facilities remain closed. Click on Facilities & access for details.
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-February   17.00
March                         18.30
April                            20.00
May - August              21.00
Sept                            19.30
Oct                              18.30

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

Did you know you can now use your phone to pay for car parking with PaySmarti?

  • Pay by phone - Call 01604 210 933 and follow instructions to pay
  • Pay online - Visit to register and pay
  • Already registered? Text 07537 404780
  • Location Codes - 3019 (car), 3021 (minibus), 3035 (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 £3.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Off peak charges (1 November - 30 March)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00 off peak, £8.00

Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Visiting Cannop Cycle Centre updated 27 May 2020 

On Wednesday 27 May we will re-open our car park at Cannop Cycle Centre. We are sure many people will be keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

Please come fully prepared and be self-sufficient for your visit:

  • Make sure your bike is in full working order
  • Make sure to bring and WEAR your helmet - if you don't own one you can purchase a helmet from Pedalabikeaway.
  • Bring lots of water with you
  • Make sure you have a backpack which contains: First aid kit, water, snacks, sun cream, spare inner tube, pump, small repair kit, map, mobile
  • First Aid will not be available on site, make sure you ride within your limits, WEAR YOUR HELMET, if you do have an accident make your way back to your vehicle if you are able. Only call 999 if it is essential.
  • Please respect others using the Forest - make sure you avoid crowds and maintain social distancing. The 2m rule applies to cyclists too.


We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that social distancing is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

Car parkOpen
ToiletsTemporary portaloos available
Cycling TrailsOpen
Skills areaClosed
Bike hireClosed

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
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Activities at Cannop Cycle Centre

woman on mountain bike trail riding through the forest
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Cannop Cycle Centre
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Cannop Cycle Centre
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England