R.I.P. Lawnmower Trail
After being in the shadow of the woodsman’s axe for the last 18 months or so it’s finally happened, the trees are gone and the trail has gone with them 😥
The Lawnmower Trail, for those not in the know, was a sublime piece of woodsy singletrack in the Forest of Dean laid out by a guy named Matt who started the trail using a lawnmower when he was lodging in one of the bungalows near the start of the trail. Hopefully he’ll be back with his lawnmower when the harvesting contractors are gone and we can get Lawnmower Trail II, son of Lawnmower, born 8)
The FoD is a working forest, trails come and go; long may we be allowed to play there.Posted 6 years agoamt27Member
just been up there, the cleared view over to the black mountains is probably one of the best in the forest,
I haven’t really looked at the damage to the trail, reckon is it just branches and a few tractor tracks? or is it worse? I am pretty sure the loggers have left the area, I am up for a bit of diggingPosted 6 years ago
Won,t miss the climb up to it !
There’s a lovely little grassy, rocky, climb up from Soudley as an alternative Mike… 😕
amt27, it’s certainly opened up the view a bit from the bungalows (did you know one of them is owned by an ex-pro racer?!) but I don’t know if I could live in the middle of the forest like that.Posted 6 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
Was that the tandem acquired at the event? Hope it’s still in use and giving as much fun as we had on it
Yeah, our mate Andy bought it and as far as I know it’s still being happily used. Everyone had to have a go first though. There’s a photo somewhere of Clubber riding it solo, sat in the stoker’s seat.Posted 6 years ago
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