Forest of Dean Mountain Biking Trails

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Like a second home
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
The best place to ride!!!
Lots of women's rides and their kids club is brilliant!!!

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Good Points
Top notch for trails, leisure, learning new skills or catching up with friends. This place offers everything you need for a great day or evening on the trails.
Fantastic cafe..great food and service.
Bad Points
Cafe can get very busy and slow down service. Car parking is great most days but get there early, especially if there is an event on.
Would you recommend?
Yes
Z
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Just perfect!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
I would thoroughly recommend the Forest of Dean & pedalabikeaway as the best trail centre in the UK.

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Good Points
Everything about the FOD is just great. Trails are fantastic & really well maintained by the DTV. There’s everything from the green Family Trail, the blue Verderers, to the challenges of the downhill trails, & miles & miles of single track through the forest. You can get 1st class coaching as well with world champion, Katy Curd. (Other coaches are available!) Cafe is really good & the coffee is excellent. I’m fussy with my coffee! ?
Bad Points
None.
Would you recommend?
Yes
AC
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superb trails
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4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
Love the place

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Good Points
superb trails - especially considering that there's no full time trail crew, just volunteers of the DTV
DTV constantly working on a huge variety of trails and constant development of new lines including a new skills area and pump track
regular races
pedalbikeaway shop and workshop offer good service
It's all free to ride ( just pay to park)
Bad Points
cafe food and drink is ok but so expensive it's difficult to justify. how much of that goes into the trails? next to nothing is my guess.
Would you recommend?
Yes
TT
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Splendids
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5.0
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5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Have been coming along to FoD for a number of years and now the kids are of an age, they are ripping Verderers. The missus even took the plunge and had some coaching with Katy Curd.

The centre is well featured, with a top notch café, showers, water and tools.

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Good Points
Great for kids & families
Smashing café
Well maintained yet natural trails
Bad Points
Parking can get a little cramped at Cannop but this is countered by the additional parking at Beechenhurst.
Would you recommend?
Yes
SM
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Can't beat it
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
I've travelled around but 9 times out of 10 have regretted not just going to the fod

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Good Points
Great riding xc or downhill.
Would you recommend?
Yes
MB
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A Bit Of Everything
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4.7
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
An hours drive for me and my favourite riding spot.

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Good Points
Great variety of trails, from waymarked blue and red graded trails, to the selection of downhill tracks which are short, but sweet. Best of all though are the miles and miles of off-piste natural trails. Get out with a guide or a local and see for yourself.
Bad Points
Could do with an extension on the toilet/showering facilities.
Would you recommend?
Yes
MP
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Great variety of trails
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.5
Facilities 
 
4.5
The Forest of Dean offers a huge variety of trails that'll entertain everbody from dowhillers to enthusiast kids. It also offers huge scope for progression; you can take on techy single track, different style jumps, blast the uphill or get lost on an epic in the forest.
FOD is a great place, That's well staffed for the whole family.

User Review

Good Points
Extensive and varied trail network.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Great for all abilities.
Not overly groomed.
Bad Points
It can get busy, but once you've parked, it's easy to escape the crowds.
Would you recommend?
Yes
DE
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Top trails
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5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
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5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
It’s the third trip to the FoD this year and I just wish we lived nearer. Great variety of trails and they are all smooth as. Just perfect

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Good Points
Well maintained trails
Stunning location
Every trail keeps you grinning
Bad Points
None
Would you recommend?
Yes
C
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Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Love it

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Yes
R
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Great riding for any age/ability/interest
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Great riding with some outstanding cake too boot!

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Good Points
Great riding all over the forest especially around the Pedalabikeaway centre. Everything from miles of woodland singletrack to black graded DH runs (with uplift if you book) and some really nice waymarked trails if that’s your bag. Great skills area too!
Bad Points
As the centre is at the bottom of a hill the only way is up, although it does mean your ride always ends with a decent...
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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