Nice area with safe family cycling

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Goodluckcharlielover Sun 08-Apr-12 21:35:49

Any reccomendations - happy with any type of accommodation inc hotel except a tent! Ideally would like near a country park/national park with safe fairly flat cycle routes or a large campsite with lodges etc. Nice villages nearby with restaurants and nice shops would be an added bonus

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serenola Sun 08-Apr-12 22:16:06

Dolgellau area. Coed y brenin cycle centre and Mawddach trail. Fantastic views!

everpositive Mon 09-Apr-12 14:13:31

Bath - great level cycle routes new circular route nearing completion, a spot of retail therapy, gastropubs, Thermae Spa.
Something for everyone

KarenG Fri 13-Apr-12 18:34:25

Staffordshire/Peak district around Ashbourne - Monsal, Tissington, High Peak and Manifold valley.

Hanleyhigh Fri 13-Apr-12 18:45:12

I would second the peaks in Staffordshire - there are some lovely, safe routes, some with a gentle incline but they're not hard!

You can have great days like parking at Bakewell, cycle on the Monsal Trail and then return to Bakewell for a tart/pudding smile.

Tissington and High Peak are also great, I haven't done Manifold but I believe it's lovely too.

Apart from Buxton, Ashbourne and Matlock there are also loads of lovely villages.

Goodluckcharlielover Sun 15-Apr-12 20:10:24

They sound great - as she has never really cycled on the road yet and is about to go up a bike size we probably need to stick to cycle tracks/trails for now.

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Greenshadow Sun 15-Apr-12 20:13:56

Forest of Dean

dlady Sun 15-Apr-12 20:27:47

Clumber Park, Notts, the campsite has camping dens (wooden huts to sleep in). Or there is a hotel just down the road called the Clumber Park Hotel [funnily enoughhmm]. We live fairly nearby and go cycling loads during the spring/summer. Miles and miles of cycle rides, some by the side of quiet park roads, some through the forest.

invicta Fri 20-Apr-12 22:44:11

Kent. - there's lots of good family cycle routes in Kent. Look at the Kent County council website for more details.

cer100 Sat 28-Apr-12 15:17:11

The Yorkshire Wolds have some great new cycle routes http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/sports/cycling-downloads.aspx See this link - the routes are signed really well and it marks cafes/loos etc .

There are lots of nice places to stay in the area

cer100 Sat 28-Apr-12 15:18:19

www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/sports/cycling-downloads.aspx

oops!

Goodluckcharlielover Sat 18-Aug-12 17:18:41

Well we decided on Norfolk. Got a great deal at Sprowston Marriott through family so now just refining bike routes, things to visit and places to eat. If anyone has any Norfolk (nr Norwich) favourites feel free to tell about them. THanks for everyone's recommendations.

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VivaLeBeaver Mon 20-Aug-12 16:31:53

Check out the Norfolk page on sustrans. I think national cycle route no 1 passes through Norfolk. You're also quite close to Thetford forest which has nice cycling.

www.sustrans.org.uk/sustrans-near-you/east-of-england/norfolk

lljkk Mon 20-Aug-12 18:01:29

Are you wanting somewhere you can cycle from the Marriott or you would drive a distance, unpack the bikes, cycle & cycle back to car & drive back to Marriott?

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