Forests are home to thousands of species of wildlife and conduct an important role; generating oxygen, storing carbon, and providing raw materials and shelter. The forest environment is a fantastic place to explore as it is home to more plants and animals than any other landscape.
Each Camping in the Forest campsite offers miles of woodland trails that are directly accessible from your tent, so why not take the time to explore the unique and natural beauty of the Forestry Commission woodlands on two wheels?
Cycling is a fun activity at any time of year, with nature providing the most amazing spectacles throughout the seasons. Imagine cycling through the forest and seeing delicate spring flowers, or the dappled sunlight of summer filtering through the trees and gently lighting the forest floor in front of you. In the autumn, the crimson and golden foliage of autumn creates a stunning picture, and there is nothing like cycling through the forest in the magical stillness of winter.
If you don’t have your own bikes, bike hire is available at Christchurch, at all other Camping in the Forest sites, please visit reception or your forest retreat and they will be able to recommend a local bike hire company.