Walking trails at Gisburn

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Gisburn Forest and Stocks
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day.  

See Gisburn Forest Hub for café and bike hire opening times.

Gisburn Forest Hub and Café Christmas opening hours:

Sat 22nd: 10am till 3pm

Sun 23rd:  11am till 3pm

Mon 24th until Thurs 27th: CLOSED

Friday 28th until Tues 2nd: 11am till 3pm

Wednesday 2nd - Normal opening times resume.


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

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

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

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 with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 5
Facilities and access

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:

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

Walking trails at Gisburn Forest and Stocks

Come to Gisburn Forest for stunning views over the Bowland Fells and Stocks Reservoir, wildlife watching or to find peace and tranquillity amongst the woodland glades.

The walking trails will take you into the heart of the forest, along historic trackways and former railway lines. You might even see some of the forest’s extensive wildlife from the wildlife hides on the Birch Hills walk.

Most of our walking trails start from Stocks Reservoir car park with a link trail to and from Gisburn Forest Hub.

Walking trails at Gisburn

Birch Hills walk, Gisburn
Birch Hills walk and tramper trail at Gisburn
Close up of walking boots of person walking along a leafy path
Dale Head Ramble at Gisburn
walkers enjoying a walk through nature in autumn
Eggberry trail at Gisburn
Gisburn Forest entrance
Gisburn Forest Hub Link Path at Gisburn
Family walking on a woodland trail
Stocks Circular path at Gisburn