Trail news, a place to get the latest updates on trails and riding in the forest. What is open and what is not and all the best bits.
Fantastic Forecast for Bank Holiday weekend May 02, 2013
Summer has arrived in the Forest of Dean!!
The recent dry and sunny weather has left all the trails in fantastic condition and this weekend's forec... [MORE]
Looking great for Easter March 28, 2013
Believe it or not the sun is out today in the Forest. Trails are riding really well, although there are a few icy patches to watch out for.&nb... [MORE]
Chilly but clear March 25, 2013
It is pretty cold in the Forest today but all the trails are clear. There are some icy patches on the top of the Verderers and Downhill trails... [MORE]
Quite a nice day...be prepared to get muddy March 09, 2013
We've had a few hours rain and it is actually wetter than you'd think. Watch out for plenty of puddles...everywhere!
Family Trail - good con... [MORE]
Getting dryer by the day... March 01, 2013
Happy St David's Day...another nice day in the Forest. Trails are getting better every day and are mainly dry now. There are still a few... [MORE]
Amazing what 10 dry days can do... February 21, 2013
Trails are drying out really well....Sunday's downhill race will be on Sheepskull which is the dryest on the hill.
Family Trail - excellent conditi... [MORE]
Glorious in the Forest today February 18, 2013
Really nice to see some sunshine over the weekend and into this week. Trails are all looking good...see below for details:
Family Trail - nic... [MORE]
Trails drying out quickly... January 31, 2013
XC trails are surprisingly good this morning. There are a few patches of standing water but nothing that can't be avoided.
Family Trail - a f... [MORE]
Clear (ish) trails January 27, 2013
Rain has washed away most of the snow but there are still a few icy patches - particularly under the trees.
Family Trail - some standing water and ... [MORE]
Still a lot of snow on the ground January 25, 2013
We are hoping (for once) that the rain will arrive tomorrow as forecast and wash away the snow. Plenty of people are out riding, and the... [MORE]
6 inches of snow! January 18, 2013
We've closed early today and gone sledging! Trails are pretty much unrideable, but we will update tomorrow. Check out our website or fac... [MORE]
Dry and sunny in FOD today January 05, 2013
After a few (rare) dry days the trails are drying out nicely - well as much as you can expect! Downhill trails are "tacky" rather than wet, an... [MORE]
Rain all day Friday December 14, 2012
After a glorious few days (but a bit chilly mind) rain has returned with a vengeance today.
Verderer's, Freeminers and all Downhills are pretty sli... [MORE]
Clear and cold today December 06, 2012
Beautiful day in the forest this morning! All trails are riding well, there are a few wet spots as well as some frozen areas to keep an eye ou... [MORE]
Race weekend update November 30, 2012
This weekend's 661 Mini Downhill will be on Ski Run. Conditions this morning are "sloppy". Where the line is on rock it is actually OK, ... [MORE]
Greasy and a bit slick in places! November 16, 2012
It has been a damp afternoon! Trails are a bit sticky but all good fun!
Family Trail - mainly dry, a few easily avoidable puddles.
Looking good for half term October 18, 2012
Beautiful sunny day in the Forest today. Trails are holding up well and are all in good condition.
Family Trail - still great colours on the ... [MORE]
Great autumn riding October 11, 2012
Despite last night's rain the trails are in good condition.
Family Trail - specatcular autumn colours, the beech trees in particular are amazing at... [MORE]
Sunny and dry in the Forest of Dean September 07, 2012
Recent hot and sunny weather has left all the trails in fantastic condition. There are still a few areas off the main trails in Sallowvallets ... [MORE]
Good conditions everywhere August 24, 2012
New downhill lines are bedding in well and loads of riders are enjoying the 3 spot Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
All trails are in good conditi... [MORE]
Plenty of people at Pedalabikeaway today August 18, 2012
Despite this week's rain all trails are in good condition and people are out and about having fun. The new downhill line is now fully open (st... [MORE]
British Summer strikes again.............. August 15, 2012
Mmmm....heavy rain this morning has left everything pretty wet, however the forecast is pretty good for the next couple of days so we will update tr... [MORE]
Dry and sunny! August 10, 2012
Great conditions everywhere....
Family Trail - dry and smooth, plenty of shade to keep cool.
Verderer's - fast, dry and still loads of fun. The st... [MORE]
Trails all in excellent condition August 01, 2012
Dry conditions everywhere...
Family Trail - perfect for a day out with the kids, grandparents, dog or e) all of the above.
Verderer's - fast and f... [MORE]
Fast and dry everywhere July 27, 2012
A couple of weeks of fantastic sunny weather has left all the trails in perfect condition, fast and a little bit dusty...Steve reckons he set 8 new ... [MORE]
Summer has arrived in the Forest July 19, 2012
Glorious sunshine today, which is drying out the main trails very quickly! The main trails are in good condition with a few puddles around....... [MORE]
It's not raining!!! July 07, 2012
Trails are drying out and are all rideable at the moment, time to get out on the bike!
Pretty wet in the Forest of Dean today July 06, 2012
The trails were drying up nicely over the past couple of days, however more rain this morning has changed things a bit:
Family Trail - only a few a... [MORE]
Still wet..... June 29, 2012
Trails were drying up nicely, however a shower of rain this morning has dampened everything up again. Great fun riding to be had with a pretty... [MORE]
Still a bit damp.... June 22, 2012
We are now officially fed up with the rain! Trails are actually quite rideable but if you ride off the main lines you will need some mud tyres... [MORE]
Yes it is wet....... June 15, 2012
..............however the trails are holding up pretty well. There are a few patches of standing water but if you stay on the main trails it i... [MORE]
Yes, it has been raining...but trails are holding up well. June 08, 2012
With a dry forecast for the weekend we are looking forward to some great riding.
Family Trail - a few puddles but generally dry and in great condit... [MORE]
Fantastic Jubilee Weekend in store in the Royal Forest of Dean June 01, 2012
The sun has been out for a few weeks now and the trails are all in excellent condition.
Family Trail - dry and smooth. Some great blueb... [MORE]
The sun is out...come on down May 23, 2012
Excellent conditions on all trails, still some damp spots off the major routes.
Family Trail - dry all round the 10 mile loop. Loads of wildl... [MORE]
Amazing what a few dry days can do May 14, 2012
A dry, windy weekend has dried out most of the trails and conditions are much improved. Still a few damp patches off the main lines but great ... [MORE]
Dry forecast for the Bank Holiday Weekend May 03, 2012
Recent rain has left a few patches of standing water, but trails are all in pretty cood condition and some lines have actually improved.
Family Tra... [MORE]
Good conditions - despite recent rain April 19, 2012
We didn't get that much rain over the past few days and all the trails are in good condition.
Verderer's - great fun - quote from happy rider... [MORE]
Fantastic Spring conditions April 01, 2012
The recent dry, sunny weather has left all the trails in excellent condition.
Family Trail - dry
Vereder's - dry and fast...you will wa... [MORE]
Verderer's Trail update February 18, 2012
The Verderer's Trail has been receiving some care over the last week. The softer spots that have built up over the winter months have now got more s... [MORE]
Wyedean Rally January 30, 2012
Please note that the Wyedean Rally will be held in the Forest on Saturday February 11th. This is a high speed car rally and all cycle&nbs... [MORE]
Great winter conditions January 23, 2012
Recent mild and dry weather has left the trails in excellent condition. Plenty of riders around to testify that it never rains in the Forest -... [MORE]
November trail conditions November 19, 2011
The Vereder's Trail has bedded in well although some sections are a bit "slow". Our workshop team reckon it's great at night and the new blue ... [MORE]
Dry October Trails October 22, 2011
Trails are open and remain dry in the late autumn sunshine. There is great riding at the moment. Come along and try one of the trails, family, mount... [MORE]
All trails now fully open August 26, 2011
Great news for the Bank Holiday weekend - the sun is going to shine and all diversions are now finished - great riding anticipated!
Trail Diversions July 30, 2011
Please note that there are diversions in place due to Forestry operations on both the Verderer's and Freeminer's trails at present. Please ask... [MORE]
New trails open in July See the Dragons Tail July 01, 2011
New trail opens in July.
After months of work in the forest mid July will see the opening of new mountain bike trails in the Cannop ... [MORE]
New skills areas now open April 22, 2011
After much hard work over the spring season in the forest we can now announce the opening of new beginner and intermediate s... [MORE]
Bluebells have arrived April 21, 2011
The summer is on the way in the forest as the new bluebells can be seen along the family trail between Burnt Log and the hill at Three Brothers... [MORE]
Warmer weather and dry trails April 10, 2011
The long dry March and early April weather has helped dry out the trails after the winter. Riding is getting fast and slick, the spring forest is fa... [MORE]
Summer Time is here March 25, 2011
Summer time is about to arrive, the clocks change and we return to long days in the forest. The trails are drying out and the riding is speeding up ... [MORE]
Family Trail Conditions January 03, 2011
All snow has now melted and the trail has drained well so it's in tip top condition!! Keep up those New Years resolutions and burn off the excess... [MORE]
Timber felling on DH tracks December 28, 2010
Timber felling has commenced on and around the downhill tracks in the Sallowvalletts area. Currently some of the downhill trails are clo... [MORE]
Latest conditions for family trail December 28, 2010
The snow on the family trail is gradually melting but there are areas of compacted snow and ice. Caution is advised!!... [MORE]
Latest conditions for family trail December 24, 2010
Currently there is still 3 or 4 inches of powdered and compact snow on the trail which makes it hard going but not impossible to ride. It'll certa... [MORE]
Year End Biking November 23, 2010
As the year draws to a close and Christmas approaches get away from the shops and enjoy a ride in the woods. The central Forest of Dean is well protec... [MORE]
Autumn is finally here October 19, 2010
The trees have started to change and the fantastic colours of the forest in the Autumn are here. This is an amazing time to get out and cycle the fore... [MORE]
September Trails September 18, 2010
September has brought cooler early morning weather but the trails are mainly dry and fast still. Just got in from a warmed up sun soaked ride in ... [MORE]
Trails Drying Out for the Bank Holiday August 27, 2010
Things are looking a little more stable in respect of the weather this weekend. The bank holiday weekend forecast for the forest is mainly dry wit... [MORE]
Freeminer trail/FODCA trail open July 11, 2010
Despite recent logging the Freeminer trail (new name for FODCA trail) is up and running so come along and test your skills on this nice piece of class... [MORE]
Summer is here June 14, 2010
If you didn't get the chance to visit in the Bluebell season they've gone until next year now. Late this year but fantastic riding. Now we have the su... [MORE]
Trails in great condition June 13, 2010
Due to the long dry period and a little rain to dampen the dust the trails are in excellent condition and riding fast!
Downhillers, make use o... [MORE]
Trails Dry, Bluebells Out May 23, 2010
The forest trails have dried out over the last few warm days and single track is fast and dry. The forest is in full leaf finally after a cold sprin... [MORE]
Freeminer/FODCA trial closed May 06, 2010
The Freeminer trail is closed until further notice to due forest operations!
Watch this space for further news.... [MORE]
Bluebells are coming April 19, 2010
The month of May will be with us soon and with it the blue carpet of Bluebells that will cover the forest floor. If you have never seen the sight ... [MORE]
DH & XC Tracks Map April 10, 2010
We have added a Downhill and Cross Country Tracks Map to the site today for those wanting to find the best built tracks in the forest. Thanks to D... [MORE]
Great weather for this weekend April 09, 2010
After a great week of weather the trails are drying up nicely and what with a good outlook for the weekend the single track should be getting alot mor... [MORE]
Spring is on the way April 03, 2010
The trails were starting to dry out as we head for spring weather but the last few days rain has dampened them a bit! The forest will be green wi... [MORE]
Free Miner Trail (FODCA) Open! April 03, 2010
The free miner trail has been cleared for the Easter weekend! Trail conditions are wet and muddy but still rideable and lots of fun!... [MORE]
March is upon us February 24, 2010
The weather, recent snow brought some great crisp riding conditions in the forest. Single track trails are generally wet at the moment but ridable in ... [MORE]