Family cycle trail at Forest of Dean Cycle Centre

A diversion is in place on the family cycle trail at Cannop Ponds due to a burst water pipe. You will need to dismount your bikes. Machinery may be in operation. Please follow all signage.

Family cycle trail (Colliers Trail)

A waymarked circular route mainly on former railway lines with connecting routes to villages and picnic sites. This route has been especially surfaced and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

You can access the family cycle trail from a number of locations around the Forest of Dean, including Forest of Dean Cycle Centre, Beechenhurst and Mallards Pike Lake.

Fancy a shorter family route? Try the 5mile/8km ride from Forest of Dean Cycle Centre or Beechenhurst on the waymarked Hicksters Way Loop.

To find out about cycle hire, tag-a-longs or electric bikes, contact our on-site bike hire specialists at Forest of Dean Cycle Centre.

This is a shared use trail and so you will come across walkers, dogs and runners on your way around. Please watch out for other people and take care when passing.

Trail information

Forest of Dean Cycle Centre, B4234, Cannop Valley, GL16 7EH
Grade - Forest Road
Is this grade for you?
Expect: Gradients can be steep or variable. Surfaces may be uneven, loose or potholed. Navigation skills may be useful. Look out for other users, vehicles and forestry work.
Trail Length
9 miles (14.5 km)