The Forest of Bowland perfect for a Cycling Holiday
Our corner of Lancashire is the perfect base for a cycling holiday with everything from leisurely rides to challenging mountain biking, locally and in the rest of the Forest of Bowland.
Grizedale and Bleasdale (PDF 2.7mb)
Wyresdale (PDF 2.7mb)
Scorton (PDF 1.8mb)
Lune Valley (PDF 2.8mb)
Rivers Lune & Wyre (PDF 2.4mb)
Bowland By Bike (PDF 3.4mb)
Dunsop Bridge - Dunsop Valley 8km (1 hour) (PDF 279kb)
Salter Fell - Cross O'Greet Circuit (PDF 3.0mb)
Ribble Valley Villages (PDF 3.3mb)
Tour of Pendle Hill (PDF 2.6mb)
Mountain bikes can be hired via
www.cycle-adventure.co.uk and delivered to Bleasdale cottages.
Gisburn Forest offers more straightforward mountain biking. Enjoy the extensive network of mountain bike trails through Gisburn Forest, an upland forest managed by Forest Enterprise, on the edge of Stocks Reservoir.
Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (PDF 5.7mb)
Gisburn Forest Guide (PDF 313kb)
Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (PDF 232kb)
Location of Gisburn Forest SD746554
Beacon Fell Country Park
Locally there are quiet lanes, back roads, tracks and bridle ways aplenty. On Beacon Fell there is a short mountain bike trail which offers attractive cycling against the stunning backdrop of Fair Snape Fell and Parlick Hill.
Location of Beacon Fell Country Park SD566418
The Trough of Bowland: (on-road) a narrow pass between steep sided hills. Location SD624527
Bowland Knotts Pass: (on-road) Ride up from Gisburn Forest on the most minor of minor roads to the Bowland Knotts Pass. Continue down into Clapham with views over to the Three Peaks. Location SD725617
View of Yorkshire Dales from Bowland Knotts Pass ©B.P. Tyrer
Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)