- Forest of Dean
Yep I'd say worth an afternoon – I ride there reasonably regulary (parent's live nearby). If you park at the cycle centre the main DH & XC loop are pretty easy to find.
You could always ask in the cafe/miserable chap in the bike hut if you can't find the tyre tracks to follow.
Last time I went I did a quick run of the XC loop and it appears to have had the start point changed (was a bit confusing as it was muddy mush) and they've dumped lots of gravel down, I'd assume to help prevent erosion but it's also covered over a lot of the technical rooty bits. Bit disappointing.
The main DH is quite nice rooty/rough. If you push up past the fireroad there are a number of other smoother more jumpy tracks above it which are good fun.
Oh and last time I went a saw 6-7 wild boar which was a first!Posted 8 years agosheldonaMember
Wild boar are there but the chances of you seeing them are qyite slim tbh.
As far as routes go there is the FODCA trail but this is a bit short, the best stuff you'll never find without a local but follow your nose and you'll find something worth riding within that enclosure behind the cyclecenter.
You could always enter this and there'll be some guided rides going out!Posted 8 years ago
Yea – they are introducing them across the doward (and highland cattle as well according to the olds).
Wouldn't worry the boar were small and ran off in the opposite direction. Gave me a surprise though!
The family route can also be quite nice if you;ve got missus/kids too.Posted 8 years ago
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