GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gisburn Forest

4 miles (6.5 km)

Enjoy miles of wonderful woodland walking and cycling trails in this large forest in the Forest of Bowland. Mountain bikers can enjoy a moderate 9.5km blue grade trail and a more challenging red grade trail. Walkers can enjoy 5 waymarked walks of varying lengths and difficulty. In the forest you will find wide, well surfaced trails taking you through mixed woodland and conifer plantation with a wide variety of wildlife to look out for in one of the hides. There are also becks, streams and waterfalls.
This easy circular route starts at the forest hub and takes you to Hesbert Hall before returning with a waterside section along Bottoms Beck and the lovely Stocks Reservoir. If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could try the Stocks Reservoir Walk which takes you all away around the reservoir.
The Hodder Way long distance trail also runs past the western end of the forest. You could pick up the riverside path and follow it towards the splendid village of Dunsop Bridge and the wonderful Trough of Bowland.

Gisburn Forest Postcode

BB7 4TS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gisburn Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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