Distance: 7 miles (11km)
Ascent: 198 metres
Start/finish: Bedgebury Park, TN17 2SJ

Bedgebury Forest is dotted with walking and cycle trails and most junctions have a numbered finger post – carrying a forestry map will allow you to easily locate yourself.

Start by the bike hire centre and head south uphill to the radio masts. Continue around to the L and downhill past the old sawmill to a big track junction at marker 56 (1.1 miles/1.8km). Turn R and follow the main trail L to Louisa Lake. Continue uphill past the lake trending R to a main path junction with a gate at TQ 734334 (2.7 miles/4.4km). Turn R then L at Louisa Lodge and follow the track around Sugarloaf Hill to a junction called Iron latch at TQ 733341 with a marker post labelled T (3.7 miles/6km). Turn L and follow this track past Brick Kiln Cottages, then fork R onto a track which leads downhill to the Forestry Commission offices (4.6 miles/7.4km). Turn L and follow the track south back to the main junction near the sawmill (5.5 miles/8.9km). Turn R here and return to the start along the outbound route.

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