Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park mustn’t be confused with Sherwood Forest – there’s much more riding at the former. Fast woodland singletrack is the order of the day, with a couple of purpose-built XC loops, over 45km of unmarked trails (keep your eyes peeled!), a skills area and a bike park complete with a set of dirt jumps. The centre sits right on National Cycle Network Route 6 so it’s easy to get to by bike.

The trails:

Family (4.8km, Green)

As the name says, this is an easy family trail. It can also be accessed from the nearby Center Parcs holiday park.

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Adventure (9.6km, Blue)

Twice the length of the family trail but not any more technical, this route uses the green trail and the nearby NCN route to take riders deeper into the forest.

Kitchener (12.8km, Red)

Named after the famous field marshal of First World War ‘Your country needs you!’ recruiting poster fame, this flowing, twisty singletrack trail is great fun and a challenge to ride at speed. It’s a good introduction for riders wanting to progress onto trickier trails. Look out for some ‘hidden’ off-piste singletrack too.

Bike Park (0.8km, Orange)

The bike park has two very different sections – the dirt jump area and the downhill zone. The dirt jumps are a series of graded jumps with a warm-up section. The DH zone contains technical features and challenging terrain, with a number of interlinking descents that criss-cross their way down the hillside.

Who’s it good for?

Beginners: 3/3

Intermediate: 3/3

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Advanced: 2/3

Facilities:

Toilets
Parking
Bike Hire
Bike Shop

Key features:

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Contact information:

Sherwood Pines, NG21 9JL – Directions