This large forest in Shropshire is a popular place for mountain bikers. For cyclists there is a blue graded moderate route on nice wide paths. It is suitable for most riders although there are some moderate climbs and descents. There is also a challenging, red graded route called the Pearce XC. This has some tough climbs and exciting descents. Both trails provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside and are very popular with local riders. For experienced mountain bikers there are three downhill, black graded trails. These have steep descents and jumps so are really only suitable for seasoned bikers.
To continue your cycling experience in Shropshire head north towards Shrewsbury to Eastridge Woods. Here you'll find a black graded trails and a red graded trail in a fantastic hill top location.
PostcodeSY7 OBG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The woods are mainly used by cyclists but there are some woodland trails that make for a nice dog walk. Please be aware that some of the bikes can be going at a high speed which may frighten your dog.