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Walking Trails

GISBURN FOREST - BOTTOMS BECKStretch your legs and feast your eyes in a wilder place to walk. 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.

All our waymarked trails are shown on the Gisburn Walking map.

Birch Hill Trail

Easy walk and Tramper friendly trail -1.25 miles - allow 40 minutes walking time. Views over Stocks Reservoir and bird hides along the route.
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Egg Berry Road

This is a moderate walk 2.25 miles - allow 1 hour walking time.  This route follows, in part, an old farmstead track with views over the ancient woodland of Park Wood. 
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Dale Head Ramble 

Moderate walk - 3.5 miles - allow 1.5 hours walking time. Up and over Swin Shaw Top, then along the banks of Bottoms Beck.
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. Complete a circumnavigation of the whole reservoir.  Good for spotting birds.
Trail starts: Stocks Reservoir car park

Last updated: 10th November 2017

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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
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OS Grid ref: SD745560
Postcode: BB7 4TS

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