Botany Camping encourages visitors to come by bike, as we are ideally located 400 m from the National route 24 of the national cycling network.
Cycling is great for many reasons, particularly as part of a healthy active lifestyle, as we as its sustainability benefits.
We have secure lockable storage for bikes on the site, meaning peace of mind that your bike is safe!
The cycling in the area is great for young families, as the lane up to the woods is very quiet, and once you are in the woods, it is all off road, so there is no need to worry about the traffic !
The nearby forest has great cycling with wide paths for families, as well as more off road tighter sections which provide a more challenging ride for mountain bikers. The woods are very beautiful, if you are quiet you may see deer, and if you know where to look you can find giant redwood trees. (I thought they were only in the USA, but they have been planted here too and are impressively large.)
Shearwater lake is only a short ride away, and is great for fishing too.
A longer ride would be to Heavens gate where there are spectacular views over the Longleat estate, landscaped by Capability Brown.
Local Mountain Bike Club