Forest of Dean Family Route --Submitted by David Curtis
Family Cycle ride around the Forest of Dean:
This circular route takes you along National Cycle route 42 and the Wye Valley path through the delightful Forest of Dean. The route takes place on off road paths making it ideal for families.
This route is also suitable for walkers.
The route passes close to the fascinating Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The trail takes you to a unique collection of high-quality, contemporary sculptures in a beautiful setting. You'll also pass the delightful Cannop Ponds which is a lovely place to stop for a picnic.
You could also try the Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway path. The trail follows the disused Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway from Coleford to Parkend. It is suitable for both cyclists and walkers.
Forest of Dean Family Route Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Forest of Dean Family Route Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Forest of Dean Family Route OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Forest of Dean Family Route Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the route you'll pass close to the Speech House Walk, near the sculpture trail. The circular trail takes you around the Speech House Inclosure, visiting the picturesque Speech House Lake, the lovely Cyril Hart Arboretum and Spruce Ride where you'll find a nice wide track suitable for cycling. Near here you can also visit the Speech House Hotel and enjoy afternoon tea in the 17th century former hunting lodge.