Please note that due to the terrain at Gisburn, the Activity Trail is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day.  

See Gisburn Forest Hub for café and bike hire opening times. 
Please note the café and bike hire does not accept cards, payment is by cash only.

Gisburn Forest Hub and Café Christmas opening hours

Saturday 28 December until Friday 3 January 11am till 3pm

Saturday 2 January - Normal opening times resume 10am - 4pm.


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

How to find us

How to find us
Stephen Park, Slaidburn
Sat Nav Postcode: BB7 4TS
By Car

From Clitheroe - follow B6478 north

From Settle - follow A65 south then B6478 west

From Lancaster - follow road from Abbeystead to Newton south and then take B6478 north

By Public Transport

Limited bus service from Settle to Tosside which is three miles away from Gisburn.  

OS Grid Ref

54.0000068, -2.389269

Parking and prices

Car parking available at Gisburn Hub, Cocklet Hill and Stocks Reservoir.  Please note our car park machines are cash only and we are unable to give change.  

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £3.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches by arrangement only - please email us.  

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5

Facilities and access

Hire a mobility scooter

To hire the Tramper, the all-terrain mobility scooter, please contact Gisburn Forest Hub or call 01200 446387.

You must book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Planning your visit

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire

Contact details

Wilderness and relaxation go hand in hand at Gisburn. Enjoy fantastic cycling and walking in the heart of the stunning Forest of Bowland

Step intothe fairy tale woods of Gisburn Forest and Stocks. Explore the trails and experience a sense of space and freedom as you breathe in the fresh air and hear the peaceful bird song.

Gisburn’s dramatic scenery, with deep forest and challenging hills, provides the perfect backdrop for our award-winning mountain bike trails. Demanding climbs and exhilarating downhills make it the ultimate off-road mecca!

For those seeking a unique outdoor adventure, visit after dusk to soak in the wonder of the stars at this accredited Dark Sky Discovery Site.

At a glance

  • 6 walking trails
  • 4 cycling trails
  • Horse riding
  • Play area
  • Bike hire
  • Café
  • Wheelchair hire
  • Dogs welcome
  • Assistance dogs welcome
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