Though the onset of winter might feel a bit gloomy, nature offers some wonderful consolation in the form of the beautiful colours of autumn as the trees shed their leaves. Make the most of this wonderful season by going on a cycle ride in one of these three stunning UK locations.
The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, Gloucestershire
The Forest of Dean was reserved for royal hunting around 1066 and is one of the largest crown forests in the UK, with over 20 million trees, including oak, birch, ash, beech and holly trees. You will find very varied scenery and terrain and an extensive network of gravelled and paved paths, making it a great destination for cyclists of all abilities.
Grizedale Forest, The Lake District
Grizedale is located between Lakes Windemere and Coniston and is the perfect place to experience the Lakes during the autumn. Apart from the absolutely stunning backdrop, Grizedale offers plenty of different waymarked trails that meander through the forest on various roads and tracks. For experienced mountain bikers the North Face Mountain Bike Trail offers plenty of adventure.
Richmond Park, London
Just because you live in the big city, it doesn't mean you can't experience autumn's glory, and Richmond Park is one of the best places in the UK to do so. There is a 7 mile road route around the edge of the park which will allow you to experience everything that it has to offer, from stunning autumnal vistas to the famous deer.
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