Phoenix Greeways
 On Former Railway Routes
(Phoenix Greenway Routes)

 Brierley Forest Park Park
Blackwell Trail
 Five Pits Trail  67  
 Silverhill Trail  67  
Silverhill Wood

Teversal, Pleasley,Skegby
 & Rowthorn Trails

All the above trails interlink
  Derbyshire / Notts Border

     Cycle Derbyshire Map
   (County wide map - PDF)
     More Cycle Routes
  On Former Railway Routes

 High Peak Trail  54
Nutbrook Trail (Shipley)  67
 Ripley Greenway
 Longdendale Trail  62   68
 The Cinder Track  1
 Monsal Trail  608
Peak District
Manifold Trail

WaterSide Cycle Routes
Canal Tow Paths & Reservoir Routes

Nutbrook Trail (Long Eaton) 67

 Longdendale Trail  62   68
 Carsington Water

 Rutland Water

     ... & other rides !
 A couple rides in the forest or roads

th Normanton to Skegness

 Sherwood Pines
 Dalby Forest
 Wassenaar, Holland


Menu Key: The Number in the red box at the side of each route denotes National Cycle Network Route Number as Featured in
The Good MTB Guide Book

500 best areas to ride!

 Off Road 'Rail Trails' & Cycle Routes

Off Road Cycling guide to converted Railways & Trails in Derbyshire &  Nottinghamshire and beyond!!

Sherwood Pines Forest Park.

This page is about Sherwood Pines Forest Park, in Nottinghamshire, The home of Robin Hood. There are also plenty of activities for the whole family in Sherwood Pines Forest Park. originally Written in 2003, some of of the routes have been upgraded in 2008 and maybe not as described on this page.
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Sherwood Pines Visitor's Centre                             
The Pines Visitor Centre is just a couple of miles or so down the road from the infamous Sherwood Forest visitors centre and the Major Oak, Home of the legendary Robin Hood. Sherwood Pines is a great place to start a forest adventure whether it be walking, orienteering or mountain biking. You can also hire and buy cycles from Pines cycle centre. A variety of trails lead from the visitor centre around the forest or there is plenty to do on the adventure playground near the picnic site. The visitor centre area is open throughout the year from 8:00am (closing times seasonally variable)


Off road mountain bike trails
These are a series of single track trails which are designed to provide a challenging ride over rough terrain. A variety of obstacles are present along the way to test your bike handling and nerve. All the trails start and finish at a common point and are colour coded black.

Training Circuit
There is also a 1.5mile training circuit allowing you to time yourself over a fixed distance.

The Jungle

This is a project where local clubs and riders get the chance to help and design and build off road trails for the experienced mountain biker

The Dual Descender
The Dual Descender comprises two start gates with two parallel tracks running from each of these gates. This gives you the chance to race against a friend over some very rough and technical terrain. Jumps and drop offs are being built and changed regularly.
This trail is colour coded black black and is only suitable for experienced riders with robust bikes

Adventure cycle trail
This is a six mile cycle trail which takes you deeper into the forest (Colour coded blue). It is not suitable for trailers as anti-motorcycle barriers are difficult to negotiate. The trail has several hills and the surface is variable. This trail is suitable for fit family groups.
The off road trails (coded Black) and the Sustrans National Cycle Route 6 can also be accessed from this trail.

Family cycle route
Easy going cycle trail suitable for beginners and family groups. with Green colour coded markers, This route is ideal for inexperienced cyclists and for cycle trailers

Route Colour Codes
These Routes are graded to the CTC and the Forestry commision national standards, and are as follows:

     Green - Easy
Gradients - Shallow.
Surface - Compacted surfaces 2m - 3m wide
Suitable for - Occasional cyclists and Families

     Blue - Moderate
Gradients - Moderate with some steep sections that may have to be walked.
Surface - Compacted surfaces 2m - 3m wide with up to 10% of the route on rough tracks under 2m wide.
Suitable for -  Novice cyclists and families

 Red - Hard
Gradients - Steep.
Surface - Width under 1m wide with range of surfaces including rough narrow tracks
Suitable for - Good cyclists with Mountain bikes

 Black - Severe.
Gradients - Steep and with drop offs.
Surface - Mostly on rough narrow tracks.
Suitable for - Expert cyclists with Robust Mountain bikes.

Ordnance Survey Grid References
Main car park is at:
Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre SK
612 646.

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