Not only a fantastic cycle trail but a wonderful forest filled with incredible flora and fauna. The trail combines forest roads with two short sections of single track. The trail is suitable for cyclists with basic off-road cycling skills and should take an average of 1 hour to complete.
|Nearest Town||Markethill||OS Map||19|
|Route Type||Forest||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||H964405|
|Public Roads||Off Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||H964405|
The Trail is marked by green discs mounted on wooden posts and directs you initially through the archway at the old gate houses before going towards the arboretum. Here you pass under towering specimen trees where huge branches plunge towards the ground, then sweep majestically up to the sky again. Once out of the arboretum cross Castle Avenue, which leads to the privately owned Gosford Castle. Be aware of two-way vehicle traffic at this point and be prepared to stop.
Just past Greer's Fort the way markers direct you onto the first section of single track. Test your off-road skills between the trunks and over the roots of broadleaves and conifers. On the final leg of the journey the deer park and rare breed enclosures add interest before arriving back at the car park for a well earned rest.
These cycle trails are situated in a working forest environment and may be subject to diversion and closure from time to time.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
Gosford Forest Park Family Cycling Trail Card – www.cycleni.com
We decided to do something a bit different together as a family took our bikes to this beautiful forest park. Our daughter is 6 and our son is 4 and they absolutely loved it, so much so we went back 3 days later and went round it again. This was perfect for our first time as adults on bikes in I don't know how many years and was very safe for our children and just the right length of a cycle ride for them.
good trails, lots of animals to see. without being too taxing, gosford is probably an ideal place to bring the kids in order to let them become more adept at their cycle skills. staff very friendly and helpful.
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