Following recent storm damage, most bike trails are open with three short diversions. The Dalehead Ramble is open with some diversions.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

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

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

Weekdays

Monday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe Closed
Tuesday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe Closed
Wednesday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe 10am - 4pm
Thursday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe 10am - 4pm
Friday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe 10am - 4pm

Weekends

Saturday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe 10am - 4pm
Sunday
Main car park Dawn to dusk
Cafe 10am - 4pm

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
SD745560

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

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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

The Gisburn Cafe is currently open Wednesday 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
Cafe
Cycle hire
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire

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

Nearby forests

rich oak woodland

Rich in a range of tree species including Scots Pine, Red oak and Beech, Lord's Lot is a vibrant woodland located near Carnforth and north of Lancaster.

Popular with the local community and walkers, Lord's Lot is open all year, providing the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

 

beech woodland

Located between Kendal and Lancaster, Dalton Crags is a large woodland occupying a south-west facing slope on the edge of the Hutton Roof massif.

The woodland is a mixture of limestone pavement, ancient woodland and newly planted beech & larch. It provides the opportunity to engage with nature and go on a peaceful forest walk!

Eggerslack

Eggerslack Woods is a delightful, tranquil place with native trees, an abundance of wildlife and a wide range of holly, ivy and ferns. Located south of Kendal, it is well-equipped with footpaths and is a natural gateway to spectacular views.

Eggerslack Wood is a popular location for walkers and is often visited as part of more extended walks over Hampsfell. Eggerslack is well placed to offer short walks from Grange-over-Sands or from the parking area on Hampsfell Road.

Whitbarrow forest hills

Residing within the Lake District National Park, Whitbarrow Forest is situated on a limestone ridge overlooking the Lyth Valley approximately eight kilometres to the south-west of Kendal.

The wider Whitbarrow massif is a popular walking area; much of which is now designated open access land. The whole area is well-served with public footpaths, permissive paths and a wide range of other paths and tracks.

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