Newark and Sherwood is a wonderful region for cyclists, thanks to its many historic sites, woodland wonders and picturesque villages. Here are some of our top cycling spots – you can also find links to trails and more cycling information on our Pinterest page.
Clipstone Park Trail
This 5.7 km (3.5 miles) trail can be enjoyed on foot, on bike or on horseback. Stop and take in local historic landmarks, such as King John’s Palace, Cavendish Lodge and Clipstone Drive.
A National Trust park, this has a range of cycle routes, from 20 miles of open trails to a five mile route around the Serpentine Lake. You can bring your own bike, or hire one there and cycle routes can be downloaded prior to a visit.
This historic town is on the Sustrans National Route 64 and is the perfect place for cyclists to rest, with its many historic sites, boutique shops and surrounding picturesque villages.
The legendary stomping ground of Robin Hood, this 450 acre country park offers a range of potential cycling routes. It is on the Sustrans 648 five mile cycle route, with the section into Sherwood Forest ideal for leisure cycling as it is traffic free.
Sherwood Pines offers another fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. There are trails for every skill level, from a fun day out with the kids on the Green Family Trail, to adventurous MTB routes around the outer limits of the forest. Find out more here.