Sat in the far north-eastern edge of Lancashire, and within the Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest bike trails offer nearly 3000 acres of beautiful woodland to explore. In fact, it is the largest forest in Lancashire, giving you miles and miles of trails and tracks to enjoy.
Much of the forest offers terrific mountain bike trails with breathtaking panoramic views and exciting hills to have fun on.
Beginners and families can ride along the easy trails at Bottoms Beck (taking in Stocks Reservoir), and the more experienced riders can thrash their way down Bigfoot Slab. So whether you have just bought your first bike, or you see yourself as the next Grant Ferguson, there really is a trail for everyone.
Much like ski runs, the trails are all colour graded. Green (easy), Blue (moderate), Red (Difficult) to Black (severe), which gives you a general indication of difficulty. i.e. Some blue runs are more challenging than others. The forest roads are also really good for all levels of cyclist but just like the trails they come along with their own inherent risks.
The best place to start any Gisburn Forest Bike Trails is at The Hub. You can hire bikes, buy bits and have a drink in the cafe.