On Friday 16 June our toilets and Grounds Cafe will be temporarily closed. We expect them to re-open at approximately 11am. Thanks for bearing with us.
A great place to walk, cycle and much more!
In the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting trails for you to enjoy.
A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, we’ve got a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites.
Visit our lakeside bird hide where you can soak in the beautiful scenery and spot some unique wildlife, such as the migratory sand martins. There are also walking and horse riding paths to explore the forest, a play area and a café!
At a glance
Café & cycle hire
The superb dog friendly café and cycle centre serves freshly baked cakes, daily specials and dog treats. Relax with a coffee whilst you get your bike serviced!