We can’t get over how lucky we are here to have Gisburn Forest right on our doorstep – a real Mecca for mountain bikers. Gisburn Forest is one of the Forestry Commission’s ‘Super 6’ cycling destinations. It’s perfect for an adrenaline-packed ride, or a family-friendly pedal. www.forestry.gov.uk/thesuper6
Most of trails start from Gisburn Forest Hub, five miles from Peaks and Pods with car park, toilets, picnic area and seasonal café, and cater for every level of rider.
Glide easily along mellow trail by Bottoms Beck, twist and shout through Park Wood, dance with your bike down Hully Gully or grit your teeth and rush down the Bigfoot slab – everyone should find something that will make them grin.
Beginners can learn, practice and perfect their new riding skills at the skills loop before setting off on one of our trails. It’s located by the stone wall circle at the Hub and the three linked, mini loops of trail offer progressively harder riding. The loops are packed with technical features and obstacles.
Bottoms Beck – Blue Grade – Moderate 9.5km
A short trail that is suitable for novices and 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.
Red Grade – Difficult 18 km
Highlights include the volunteer built trail of Home Baked, gnarly […]