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Project update: Second Tramper at the Forest of Dean

Date Posted: 3 August 2018

The Forest of Dean has been opened up for people with limited mobility now more than ever, with the introduction of a second Tramper at this vast destination!

You can now hire the Tramper from the cycle hire centre at the Forest Holidays hub, to enjoy the nature and tranquility of the surrounding woodland.

One waymarked route leads to the popular Symond's Yat Rock which offers one of the best views in the West of England. The panoramic vista across the Wye Valley also provides the opportunity to spot birds of prey, including what the RSPB considers one of the best places to watch Peregrine falcons (from April to August). Volunteers are often on hand to help get the most of the birdwatching opportunities. 

A second short forest walk stays close to the Forest Holidays accommodation complex providing a short introduction to the Tramper and the beauty of the Forest. 

You can further discover the forest and hire another Tramper from the Forestry Commission's Cannop Cycle Centre, near Cinderford, which is operated by cycle hire company, Pedalabikeaway. The all-terrain scooter at this site is being operated by the Walking with Wheels initiative, part of a broader Heritage Lottery Funded project, The Foresters' Forest. Routes from here give you glimpses of the area's mining history along the two choices of routes.

To find out more about hiring the Tramper, visit the Countryside Mobility website.