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National Forest Trail Cycle Route

Derbyshire, Leicestershire

40 km / 25 miles
A figure of eight route (mainly on minor roads) around part of The National Forest from the visitor centre at Conkers visiting Moira, Donisthorpe, Acresford, Netherseal, Coton in the Elms, Rosliston, Caldwell, Catton, Croxall, Edingale, Lullington, Overseal and Spring Cottage.

The National Forest is one of Englandís most ambitious environmental projects. Across parts of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 200 square miles are being transformed, blending ancient woodland with new planting to create a new national Forest. There is a wealth of choice for great days out or short breaks with bustling attractions, gentle walking and brilliant activities.

In less than twenty years, one of the least wooded parts of the country has been transformed. Around 8 million trees have been planted, trebling the woodland cover and creating habitats for wildlife and a beautiful landscape for people to enjoy. The ultimate goal is for woodland to cover around a third of the Forest area and to link the ancient forests of Charnwood and Needwood.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: no
Attributes: Easy
Cycle Route
Start and Finish: SK307156 - Conkers Waterside, Derbyshire View on StreetMap

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Route Description - PDF National Forest Trail Cycle Route  (LDWA ) Download File


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Route Profile:

40.1 km (24.9 miles)
330 m (1,083 ft) ascent
110 m (361 ft)  maximum height

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