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Picnics at Gisburn Forest and Stocks

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our beautiful picnic areas, just bring along good food and company!

We have picnic tables available at Cocklet Hill and The Hub car parks. You can also take in the view over Stocks reservoir from United Utilities’ picnic area in the old vicarage garden next to School Lane car park.

Kite flying and ball games

Looking for somewhere to fly your kite or play ball – there is usually plenty of space in the field next to The Hub car park. Walk past the front of the toilet block and follow the easy trail towards the old farm buildings of Stephen Park. There is a large area of short grass on the left hand side of the trail. Please be considerate for the safety and enjoyment of our other visitors.

Useful information

Gisburn Forest and Stocks, Stephen Park, Slaidburn, BB7 4TS
In order to protect the forest, please follow our barbecue guidelines.
Visit our café
Fancy a hot drink with your picnic? Stop by the Gisburn Forest Hub Café, open seven days a week.