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Gisburn Forest Hub

Type:Forest Area / Park

Gisburn Forest, Gisburn, Lancashire

Tel: 01200 446387

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Gisburn Forest Hub

All year round, Gisburn Forest offers different experiences for different people. Explore on foot, on horseback or by bike. Find popular trails and quiet glades or explore their newly accredited Dark Sky Discovery Site.

The largest forest in Lancashire, Gisburn Forest has a network of waymarked forest walks and a cycle trail. These are based on existing forest roads offering a variety of routes, with the total length of the cycle network at 16km.

Cycle Hire and group tours are available (by prior arrangement) from Cycle Bowland and Cycle Adventure.

Gisburn Forest has four fantastic mountain bike trails:
Bottoms Beck trail - This is a blue graded trail but has sections of green.  Drop down the causeway over Stocks Reservoir and bounce along Eggberry Road.  A mellow section of green trail follows an old railway line beside Bottoms Beck.  Flow along the funky blue singletrack of Park Wood before swooping down from the top of Cocklet Hill.  

Hope Line and Leap of Faith - If you like your downhill bike trails twisty and fun then you will enjoy this trail. The Hope Line is a land of berms, jumps and drop-offs. The Leap of Faith is just that, grab your handlebars and go for it. Full face helments and body armour needed for this trail.  

Skills loop - Our skills loop is located by the stone wall circle of Gisburn Forest Hub.  Three linked, mini loops of trail offer progressively harder riding.  The loops are packed with technical features and obstacles.  Test your skill level before choosing one of our cross-country trails.  Learn, practice and perfect those new riding skills.  

The 8 - Laid out in a figure of 8, highlights on this trail include the volunteer built Home Baked sections, the gnarly Whelp Stone Crag and the optional section of black trail, the roller coaster ride of Hully Gully.  This trail includes forest road, red and blue graded single track and some optional black grade features and sections on the way.  

At a glance:
6 walking trails
4 cycling trails
Horse riding
Play area
Bike hire
Café
Wheelchair hire
Dogs welcome
Assistance dogs welcome

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free entryFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsDark Sky Discovery Site Dark Sky Discovery Site 2016

Directions

Road Directions

From Clitheroe: follow B6478 North.From Settle: A65 South then B6478 west.From Lancaster: Minor road to Abbeystead and Newton South. At Newton B6478 North.

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  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking

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