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Gisburn Forest from Croasdale in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, England - July 2011


Welcome to Gisburn Forest. May the sunshine rest on you… hey, and the rain and snow and wind. Truly a forest for all seasons.

Located in the North East corner of Lancashire and within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All year round, Gisburn Forest offers different experiences for different people. Explore on foot, on horseback, by bike. Find popular trails and quiet glades.

Enjoy a walk alongside Stocks Reservoir or up into the forest or try our two funky forest bike trails, the choice is yours.


How to get there:

Slaidburn, Clitheroa, Blackburn, Wigglesworth, and Skipton are the nearest towns or villages.

From Clitheroe

Follow B6478 North

From Settle

A65 south then B6478 west

From Lancaster

Minor road to Abbeystead and Newton south. At Newton B6478 north.

OS Grid Reference: SD749576

For details of public transport visit


Start your visit from:

Cocklet Hill Car Park


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