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Mountain Biking

Raised boardwalk single track on the blue route. Gisburn forestGisburn Forest is the best place for mountain biking in North Lancashire. Gisburn Forest Offers two fantastic new mountain bike trails with the unique Hully Gully where you get as close to dancing with your bike as it is possible to. Flowing Bottoms Beck and the volunteer built "Home Baked" sections will make your grin. All the trails start from Cocklet Hill Car Park (Grid Ref SD 745550, Find with Multimap).

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Rider on a steep technical section of trail on the black route. Gisburn forest"The 8" - Red Grade - Difficult 18 km.

Highlights include the volunteer built trail of Home Baked, gnarly rocks of Whelpstone Crag and the roller coaster ride down Hully Gully - as close as you can get to dancing on a bike. Follow the red arrows on the timber posts. Look out for any warning markers. Along this route are optional Black Grade lines and features. These are marked with a skull.

Bottoms Beck - Blue Grade - Moderate 9.5km.

A short trail that is suitable for novices & younger riders. Down past St James Chapel and over the causeway leads to a bumpy ride along Eggberry Road. A mellow ride by Bottoms Beck follows an old railway line. Later, you can twist & turn through Park Wood, then finish with a grin on a sweeping descent. Follow the blue arrows on the timber posts. Look out for any warning markers.




Last updated: 28th August 2017

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