There are partial closures on our cycling trails because of fallen trees. - Click to check the latest trail status.
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

Pay for your parking with cash, debit/credit card or use the RingGo app. We recommend downloading the app to your phone before you visit.

You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31013 (for cars) or 31014 (minibus or motorhome).

There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

Forest of Dean members park for free. Buy your Membership now for £40 and simply display your pass in your vehicle without queuing for a ticket. Parking charges and memberships help us to look after the Forest of Dean for everyone.

 

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
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

When visiting Forest of Dean 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 other visitors - the forest is a popular place and you will probably come across walkers, runners or horse riders during your visit. Please be polite and be kind to each other.
Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Ranger's Office
Shop
Toilets

Contact details

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

Forest of Dean Cycle Centre (formerly known as 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. We also have several skills areas for different abilities, plus a pump track - to help you hone your skills.

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

Plan your visit by checking the status of our trails:

At a glance

Countdown and Launchpad are now open! They have been completely refurbished and are running very quickly, so please take care on your first ride.
21/08/2021 09:36

Nearby forests

Cafe at Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands. It is the ideal place for families to start their forest adventure, with a Gruffalo Spotters trail, Sculpture Trail, play area and Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. You can even bring your bikes and access the wider forest on our Family Cycle Trail. Don't forget to refuel in the café or bring your own food to enjoy in our beautiful picnic area.

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The site was originally home to the Severn and Wye Railway, which was constructed to allow exploitation of the mineral resources of the Forest of Dean.

walkers enjoying a walk around a woodland lake in autumn

This beautiful setting is a great place to get active. Adrenaline seekers can challenge themselves at Go Ape Tree Top Challenge. For those with energy left to burn there is Forest Segway or a range of running trails from 2km to 10km routes.

View from Symonds Yat Rock in spring

Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.

There are waymarked trails linking to the River Wye and a choice of circular walks into the forest itself. There is also a cycling trail linking Forest Holidays and Camping in the Forest site at Bracelands to Symonds Yat Rock.

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