Forest of Dean Mountain Biking Trails

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Trail Variety 
 
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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Not too bad overall DH makes up for the trails.
(Updated: October 19, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Grin Factor 
 
3.5
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
3.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Overall nice little place. A bit small for my liking but if i lived close would attend regulary after work in the summer but not a weekend ride.

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Good Points
DH or decents are similar to Cannocks Style cop. I would say they are slightly better because overall slightly bigger and theres more variety. Although really need to know where your going, i think i mixed most trails up most of the time...its a bit confusing I dont even know what I did! Cafe, shop, showers!, bike wash, car park, food, overall facilities is top notch. The trails are the perfect place for beginners, or the kids..not too long and technically just about right, not too difficult but challenging at the same time.
Bad Points
The trials are short, so if your looking for a ride you wont find one here. It more of a skills, DH area, kids level trails.
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Yes
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(Updated: June 06, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Grin Factor 
 
2.5
Trail Variety 
 
3.5
Skills Development 
 
2.5
Trail Quality  
 
2.0
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Freeminer
Good trail with some technical features.New section was very good.today the trail was very muddy after all the rain which made it very slippy slidey and spoilt the flow but that's mtn biking.
I have ridden a number of centers and I have to say I don't think f.o.d. is the best. So before you all start having a go at me it is just my opinion which I am entitled to.
If you have ridden f.o.d. you may well have visited cancock chase which I think is far better. Try cardingham woods to, nice and flowey!
Bad Points
toilets were shut.
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Yes
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Better than expected!
(Updated: January 14, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.0
Trail Variety 
 
2.5
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
3.5
Facilities 
 
2.5
I rode here for the first time (properly) last week. Its not big, and its not got huge gradients, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in convenience. Not only is it easy to reach, but there are advantages to having short, fun trails, namely that you can improve your skills by riding the same stuff over and over. I did the Verderer in the morning (with red options) and the trail was great fun, hardly challenging, but the last DH on the verderer is one of the best I have ridden. Not too steep, and massive amounts of whoops and berms to really enjoy yourself on.

In the afternoon I used the excellent Fly Up uplift to session the DH runs. The main runs are well used, and maybe need some TLC, but they are challenging enough to keep you on your toes, and the ability to do a complete loop in around 20 mins means you can fly up (pun intended), ride down and then go straight back to fix that thing you got wrong last time. None of the trails need a full on DH bike, and one guy I was riding with was nailing it on a hardtail 29er. A great way to hone your skills for sure. Recommended for a day trip from central/southern england, but don't skimp on the uplift. There's just not enough to justify an XC visit on its own.

I would say though, the cafe is a little lacking in variety, and the showers/toilets arent the best, but no reason for that to put you off.
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