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Visit the National Forest Noon Columns on your E-Bike Holiday

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

Oak carved noon column in the National Forest by David Nash
David Nash noon column in the UK's National Forest

An E-bike holiday through the National Forest offers a perfect opportunity to visit the six Noon Columns, created by the sculptor David Nash and sited throughout the Forest.

Carved from oak, a vertical slot in the columns casts shadows of varying length, depending on the time of day and year. The longest shadow is cast at “True Noon” on mid-summer and the shortest at “True Noon” on mid-winter's day.

Each column represents an aspect of the heritage and landscape of the Forest.

  • Jackson's Bank, Needwood – the most natural column, to represent the local ancient woodland

  • Croxall Lakes – this column represents the local flood plains of the River Trent

  • Grangewood – this column is shaped to represent a church spire

  • Bignall Woods, Staunton Harold – sitting on golden sandstone to represent the agricultural landscape

  • Sence Valley – represents the mining heritage of the area

  • Charnwood Forest – situated at the Billa Barra Hill Nature Reserve, this column represents the quarrying heritage of the area.

National Forest E-Bike Holidays

E-bike specialists, we offer a wide range of electric bike holidays through the National Forest. From Formula 1 cars to National Trust mansions, vineyards to breweries, we help you create your perfect cycling holiday.

Our holidays include everything you need to relax and enjoy your journey.

  • comfortable accommodation

  • luggage transfer every day

  • high quality electric bikes

  • comprehensive route plans and notes

  • reassurance of local back up support when required

Our E-bike fleet

Brand new for 2018, our high quality electric bikes are great fun to ride and offer an extra boost when required. You pedal, like a normal bike, and add extra power at the click of a button. Electric bikes also help even-out differences in cycling ability and fitness levels, ensuring no-one is left behind.

We look forward to helping you choose your perfect E-Bike holiday.

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