Great places for a family bike ride

Head to one of the places we look after and explore it with your family by bicycle. While youngsters pedal away their excess energy, you’ll have the chance to enjoy some of our most beautiful landscapes. Some of our properties also have hire bikes available. Here's our pick of top family cycle rides for you to enjoy. Your children can also complete no. 11 of our ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ - explore on wheels.

A family cycling together

Blickling, Norfolk 

Download the multi-use trail at Blickling Estate, near Aylsham in Norfolk. The route offers a four mile safe off-road path through Blickling’s beautiful historic park. It's tailored for families to explore, but it's also perfect for cyclists, walkers, runners and adapted wheelchair users to enjoy.

The Tramway Trail at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

Calke Abbey, Derby 

This figure of eight route allows the energetic to ride the full 6.3 miles, while those looking for a shorter trip can take the 3.7 mile option. Cyclists and walkers share the varied trail which has many of points of interest including several tunnels.

Dudmaston comer woods boy cycle explorer trail

Dudmaston Estate, Shropshire 

This two mile, woodland trail around Comer Woods on the Dudmaston Estate is perfect for a family bike ride with a picnic stop on route.

Children cycling

Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire 

The Duke's Drive Cycling Trail is a flat, out-and-back route taking in the sights of Longshaw Estate. Suitable for families and riders of all ages. The trail starts and finishes at the tea-room so plenty of opportunities for refreshments!

Cycling is one of the best ways to enjoy the wider estate

Kingston Lacy, Dorset 

The woodland trail will lead you through beautiful forest and along old carriage drives that were created by the Bankes family. The flat route is accessible for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Family cycles through parkland at Nostell

Nostell Priory and Parkland, Yorkshire 

Discover hidden corners of Nostell on a brand new woodland cycle trail that's easy enough for even the littlest of legs.

Visitors in parkland at Osterley Park, London

Osterley, London 

Enjoy a fun walk, or cycle, around the perimeter of Osterley Park. This multi-use trail is ideal for all-weather use and takes you through woods and open land, with hard surface all the way round. Perfect for walkers, pushchairs: wheelchair users and cyclists.

Kids cycling

Plymbridge Woods, Devon 

This trail will lead you past dramatic industrial remains, including towering quarry faces, and across breathtaking viaducts.

Bembridge Windmill in early morning sun

Ryde to Bembridge Windmill, Isle of Wight 

Ride from Ryde Pier to Bembridge Windmill, following our cycling route from the fast catamaran landing terminal to the Isle of Wight’s only windmill.

Three little girls ride bikes as a lady walks her dog beside them

Saltram, Devon 

This two-mile trail through woodlands and beside the Plym estuary is perfect for a family bike ride with plenty of picnic stops en route.

Wallington Cycle Trail

Wallington, Northumberland 

Explore the wider Wallington estate on the Dragon cycle trail: pedal across Broom House Farm’s fields, whizz through the woods and enjoy far reaching views across Northumberland.

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Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire 

This easy 9-mile circular route on flat terrain is suitable for even the smallest of legs. Get fit while you explore one of Europe's most important wetlands.