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Walking Trails

                  "A WILDER PLACE TO WALK"

Stretch your legs and feast your eyes on the heart of the beautiful Forest of Bowland.
Most of our walking trails start from Stocks Reservoir car park; with a link trail to and from Gisburn Forest Hub. Our toilets  are available at the Hub and car park tickets are valid for use at both sites on the day of purchase.

Birch Hill Trail

Easy walk and Tramper friendly trail -1.25 miles - allow 40 minutes walking time
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Egg Berry Road

Moderate walk - 2.25 miles - allow 1 hour walking time
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Dale Head Ramble 

Moderate walk - 3.5 miles - allow 1.5 hours walking time
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Gisburn Forest Hub to School Lane link

Moderate walk - 1.75 miles each way - allow 45 mins walk time each way
Trail starts: Gisburn Forest Hub or Stocks Reservoir car park

Stocks Reservoir Walk

(Owned and managed by United Utilities)
Moderate walk - 7 miles - allow 3 hours walking time
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Last updated: 28th July 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Cafe
  • Forest Den cafe
  • Mountain biking
  • Skills loop
  • Easy Access
  • Easy access trail at Gisburn Forest hub.
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 3 All Day
    1.50 - 1hr
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SD745560
Postcode: BB7 4TS

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