Following recent storm damage, most bike trails are open with three short diversions, and the Leap of Faith bike park trail is closed. The Dalehead Ramble is also closed.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

The forest is open from dawn until dusk, 7 days a week.

The Gisburn Cafe is currently open Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Please check the cafe Facebook page for more information.

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. 

Gisburn Hub main car park uses number plate recognition, please pay on exit with card or coin. You can also pay online up to 48hrs after your visit on the Park with Ease website.

Cocklet Hill and Stocks reservoir car parks uses Pay & Display with coin only.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Gisburn Hub main car park
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 4 hours £3.50
All day £4.00
After 6pm £2.00
Cocklet Hill and Stocks reservoir car parks
Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £3.00

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Pay on exit system

Facilities and access

 Our information points, play area and visitor centre are closed. 

The Gisburn Cafe is currently open Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.  Please check the cafe Facebook page for more information.

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Planning your visit

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Activities at Gisburn Forest and Stocks

Birch Hills walk, Gisburn
Birch Hills walk and tramper trail at Gisburn
Gisburn cycling
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Gisburn
Night sky at Gisburn
Dark skies at Gisburn
Ladies riding on Horses through the woodlands
Horse riding at Gisburn
Orienteering route at gisburn
Orienteering at Gisburn
Someone flying a kite in a open field at Gisburn
Picnics at Gisburn
Child looking at Superworm
Superworm trail at Gisburn Forest
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Walking trails at Gisburn
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