Cyclists at Sherwood Pines forestNewark 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.

Clumber Park

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.

Sherwood Forest

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 Sherwood Pines welcome sign

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.



Previous posts

The Major Oak Woodland Festival at Sherwood Forest, August 20, 2017

Experience something new on holidays in Newark and Sherwood, August 9, 2017


Focus on Laxton – a living history village, with a national museum, July 28, 2017

Get nostalgic at Newark and Sherwood events, July 20, 2017

Where to take the kids for the summer holidays in Newark & Sherwood, July 12, 2017

Literary and poetry events in Newark and Southwell, July 3, 2017


Exciting new plans for Sherwood Forest, June 27, 2017

Visit Sherwood Forest and be prepared to want to stay, June 22,2017

Take your Dad to Newark for Fathers’ Day, June 12, 2017

Something for everyone at Newark Festival, June 1, 2017