GISBURN FOREST &

STOCKS RESERVOIR

Set on the border of Lancashire and Yorkshire, Gisburn Forest and Stocks reservoir attract thousands of visitors every year!  Whether you enjoy cycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding or having a great family day out, there is something for everybody.  
GISBURN FOREST
Cycling and mountain biking are a popular activity in Gisburn Forest.  There are many bike trails for you to enjoy.  A constantly developing network of bike trails are regularly developed and maintained by a team of volunteers.  For a map of the many trails, please click here
 
There are also many great walking trails within Gisburn Forest.   To find out more about the brilliant walking trails in Gisburn Forest (including car parking), please  click here    A terrain tramper vehicle allowing access for all (reservations essential) is available, please click here    
Gisburn Forest Hub & Cafe
The Gisburn Forest Hub and Cafe is close to good sized car park and is an ideal central location to base your day out in Gisburn Forest.  As well as serving delicious food and drinks, the Hub and Cafe is a great venue for children's parties, corporate events, forest school events and offers a brilliant play group for small children on the first Wednesday morning of each month. 
If it's a family day out you are after, the Gisburn Forest Hub is a great starting point for a children's walk based on a story written by Julia Donaldson (ie. Zog, The Gruffalo, etc.), unfortunately not accessible for pushchairs or wheelchairs. 
 
Bikes are available for you to hire from the Gisburn Forest Hub and Cafe (not including children's bikes), as well as a terrain tramper vehicle allowing access for all (reservations essential), you can make enquiries, please click here​
STOCKS RESERVOIR
Created in 1932, Stocks Reservoir is well known for its fly fishing, brilliant walking trails and stunning scenery. 
 
Fly Fishing
The reservoir holds many competitions throughout the year and has roughly 350 acres of open water.  If you need to perfect your skills, there are fly fishing courses available, fly fishing tuition and a guide service.  For more information on fly fishing at Stocks, please click here.  
Walking
There are many walking trails around Stocks Reservoir.  These trails allow you to take in the unique beauty and wildlife that surrounds the reservoir.  There is a lovely 6.92 mile walk that takes you around the reservoir, for details please click here.

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