Sherwood Pines Mountain Bike Centre

sherwood pines trail centre

Sherwood Pines Trail Centre is located not far from Sherwood Forest Centre Parcs. It’s a trail centre managed by the Forestry Commission with great mtb trails and singletrack trails to challenge all from novice to enthusiast. Sherwood Pines is where I cut my teeth in mountain biking. I’d highly recommend it for anyone starting out and wanting to challenge themselves.

The Trails

  • Family Cycle Route – Green Graded, 4.8km
  • The Adventure Trail – Blue Graded, 9.7km
  • The Kitchener MTB Trail – Red Graded,

The Adventure trail is an off road trail, graded blue and as is suitable for all the family. Being only a short drive for me I bring the family here regularly and the kids love it.

The Kitchener trail is named after Lord Kitchener. It’s a red graded trail that is well worth a visit with a length of 13km. I know these trails well and push myself hard at Sherwood Pines. I can usually blast around the Kitchener in about an hour. It gets the heart pumping and hones the MTB skills but at any other Trail Centre I think the Kitchener would be a lower graded trail.

Sherwood pines is also home to a bikepark. Again it’s not massive but that means it’s never really busy and you get loads of runs down. Awesome if you want to take a few hours and practising getting some air.

Facilities at Sherwood Pines:

  • Bike shop (The guys in here are second to none).
  • Cycle hire
  • Bike wash (couple of quid for a token)
  • Cafe (awesome cakes)
  • Bikepark
  • Skills loop
  • Loads for the family to do.

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