"A wilder place to relax"
Gisburn Forest is a fantastic place for cycling and walking, found in the heart of the beautiful Forest of Bowland.
Join us at Gisburn for a 3 day Music, Art & Beer festival. Camping a must. Childrens activities for all ages. Fabulous food, ales & ciders from local micro breweries. 24/25/26 July
Forest Den Cafe
The cafe is currently closed as we are in the process of finding a new tenant. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope to be opening again soon.
Roam freeley on foot through the forest, follow one of our way-marked forest walks or you could try the Stocks reservoir circular walks. Fabulous scenery and great opportunities for seeing wildlife.
Outstanding mountain biking on award winning trails, Brush up your technique on our Bike Skills Loop, then get some adventure on the Bottoms Beck and "The 8" cross country trails or grab some air on the Hope Line.
Lots to do: horse riding, orienteering, wild fishing, kite flying, picnics...
For your enjoyment, we are able to host a range of events throughout the year. From Cloudspotting music and arts festival to ourdoor theatre, bike races and demo days.
Get involved with Gisburn Forest Trail Builders - help bring our motto to life "build them, ride them". Bespoke volunteer days organised for groups - tree planting, tree thinning, dry-stone walling, trail and path work.
There are a wide range of habitats at Gisburn Forest and Stocks supporting a very diverse range of wildlife. There are different things to see in every season.accessibility page.