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General Information

GISBURN FOREST - CHARACTERISTIC HISTORIC BARNS (LAITHES)Getting to Gisburn

By Car: See Google Maps
On foot: From Slaidburn it is about a 2 1/2 mile walk. From Catlow Road, follow public footpath to the Southern corner of the forest. From Tosside follow the gravel track that starts adjacent to the Dog and Partridge public house to reach the south west corner of the forest.

By bike or horse: On the B6478 road between Slaidburn and Long Preston is a crossroad junction near to Lower Stoney Bank farm. From here a quiet road heads North through the forest and on to Clapham Station.

By Public Transport: There are railway stations at Long Preston (about 5 1/2 miles) and Clitheroe (about 12 miles). Various bus services link the villages of Slaidburn and Tosside to the wider world.

Contacting Us

Gisburn Forest is managed by the Forestry Commission's North Lancashire and South East Cumbria Beat team who are based at Dunsop Bridge.

You can contact Martin Colledge on 01200 448256 or by email .

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.