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Horse ridingHorses and riders on sunlit woodland track Culbin forest Moray.
We do not have any purpose built or way-marked horse riding routes but
horse riders are welcome to explore our network of forest roads.
The public road passing through the forest is designated a “Quiet Road” and its use enables circular routes to be followed through the forest.
Parking for large vehicles and trailers may be extremely difficult at weekends, public holidays and during organised events.

An easy permanent orienteering course is located in Birch Hills and starts from School Lane car park. Individual maps are £2 each or Group leader packs with several maps, different course suggestions and an answer sheet are £10 – maps can be purchased at Gisburn Hub Cafe or contact us at

Wild fishing
Fishing for wild Brown Trout is available on Bottoms Beck in an angling passport scheme operated by the Ribble Rivers Trust.

Kite flying & ball games
Looking for somewhere to fly your kite or play ball – there is usually plenty of space in the field next to The Hub car park. Walk past the front of the toilet block and follow the easy trail towards the old farm buildings of Stephen Park. There is a large area of short grass on the left hand side of the trail. Please be considerate for the safety and enjoyment of our other visitors.

We have picnic tables available at Cocklet Hill and The Hub car parks. Find a table or bring a blanket to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the field next to the Hub car park. Enjoy a view over Stocks reservoir from United Utilities’ picnic area in the old vicarage garden next to School Lane car park.

Last updated: 13th February 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Wildlife


OS Grid ref: SD745560
Postcode: BB7 4TS

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