Looking for a kid-friendly cycle map in London? Check out this traffic-free cycle route in Epping Forest.
Safety First! We have chosen cycle routes in London that are mostly safe, but some parts can be hard for children, so they may need to walk with their bikes. Watch your children carefully at all times when cycling in London! We only recommend this particular route to families with older children/teens with mountain biking experience.
Epping Forest is London’s largest green space and former royal hunting ground. It covers 2,400 hectares (5,900 acres) of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland, and hosts a rich variety of plants and animals. The forest has over 80 km (50 miles) of cycle paths and trails that range from easy to challenging. You can ride through scenic landscapes, discover historic sites and enjoy nature at its best. Some highlights include Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Connaught Water, High Beach and Wanstead Park.
- Cycling distance: 18 km / 11 miles
- Suggested duration: 2.5 hours with children, incl. a few breaks along the route
- Terrain: Shared gravel paths through Epping Forest. Sections with steep hills.
- Traffic-free? Cycle paths are separated from the roads. A few road crossings.
- Suitable for: Expert/intermediate mountain bike riders.
- More detailed map (external link): https://trailforks.com
- More rides: Safe Cycling Routes in London