Cycling in the heart of the National Forest

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Cycling in the heart of the National Forest


Cycling in the heart of the National Forest

Located in the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting cycle trails for you to enjoy. Trails are graded and traffic free so perfect for families and learners.  

A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, there’s a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites. 

Bike hire is available at Grounds Cycle Centre including mountain bikes, junior bikes, e-bikes and a range of family cycling accessories. 

Visit the lakeside bird hide where you can soak up the beautiful scenery and spot some unique wildlife, such as the migratory sand martins. Take a picnic or re-fuel in the Grounds Café  

Suitable for beginners. 

If you would like to extend your stay, ideas for places to stay in the National Forest can be found here - Stay - National Forest




  • FITNESS LEVEL - Low to Moderate
  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - 20 Minutes - Full Day
  • PRICE RANGE - From £15

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Visitor Details

Key Information

Various Locations in the National Forest

Opening Times

Opening Dates: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


Map & Directions



  • Clothing/Equipment - Top quality EBikes, fitted with GPS and a choice of saddles, along with helmets and hi-vis vests are provided. Guests should prepare for all weather possibilities.
  • Restrictions - Maximum 6 people - guests cycle in their own private group. Adults only. Over 16’s accepted if cycling with parent.


  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities - Accessible toilet on site. Trails are wide gravel paths with some slopes.

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