Nottinghamshire has more cycle trails than you can count, making it a great place to visit for cyclists of all abilities. Whether you prefer mountain biking and off-roading, gentle country lane exploration or covering the great network of roads across the county, we have it all. For a bit of off-road cycling, Sherwood Forest is an ideal destination. You can easily get around a vast and beautiful area with no roads to worry about and the many bridleways and cycle paths make the forest well connected.
The Ancient Sherwood Route and the Adventure Pine Route are both approximately 20 miles long, the route is designed to take a day when incorporated with planned stop offs for refreshments, activities and enjoying the attractions. There are three road crossing points en-route and a further two within Clumber Park.
Of course if you would rather keep the bike firmly planted on the ground, Nottinghamshire’s many winding country lanes, quaint villages and towns have a great network of roads connecting them all together, meaning you’re never far away from the next great attraction or beauty spot to admire. If you’ve explored Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park already, then just a stone’s throw away is Edwinstowe, teeming with shops, cafes and restaurants and in the heart of the countryside. It’s the perfect stop- off point to rest the legs and take in one of the county’s most picturesque locations.
To make finding your perfect trail as easy as possible, we’ve pulled together a rich collection of routes and made them easily accessible for you so that you never need to struggle when it comes to picking that next great adventure.
The National Cycle Network
The National Cycle Network passes through Nottinghamshire. In particular, Sustrans route 6 takes visitors through Newstead Abbey and Sherwood Pines before heading up to Clumber Park. For more information you can visit the Sustrans website.
Take a look at some of the beautiful cycle routes Nottinghamshire has to offer. Most have the option to either download a PDF map of the route and/or view a wayfinder of the route with key attractions highlighted along the way.