A good place for beginners and a great place for the more experienced riders to base themselves for a Peak District adventure.
Whilst not the biggest forest it has lots of natural trails that run through the forest and then join up with Bridleways that run over the moors on the edge of the Peak District.
By using the forest as a base you can plan short,long or epic adventures out into the edge of the peaks.
Good facilities at the forest centre including a small cafe,check out website for directions.
There is some epic riding in this area with some cracking descents but be warned cracking descents are preceded by big climbs.
Have a look on the web to find lots of routes that start from the forest and then take in some classic rides such as 'charity Lane',Bottom of the oven' and Cumberland Brook'