Gisburn Forest MTB

Dale House B & B and Camping Barn

Your ideal base for a Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales Adventure

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Gisburn is the largest forest in Lancashire and is managed by Forest Enterprise. Within the forest, adjacent to Stocks Reservoir, you’ll find several colour-coded mountain bike trails which can be accessed from designated car parks.

The shortest ones are suitable for younger children or the inexperienced. Walkers can make use of any of the forest tracks but cyclists must keep to the way marked routes. 

Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (PDF)

Visit the Gisburn Forest Bike Trails website

Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Forest MTB Hope Trail Video

Explore The Forest of Bowland

Forest of Bowland Discovery and Events Guide (pdf)

Taste Bowland Local Food Directory (pdf)

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964 because the landscape was thought to be of national importance and worthy of protection.

Take a look at the fantastic Bowland clothing and merchandise range by The Bowland Clothing Company based in Ribchester.


60% of the profits from these sales will be donated to Champion Bowland which gives easily accessible small grants for Bowland projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors.