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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 and delivered to Bleasdale cottages.

Gisburn Forest

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

Moorland Passes

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
View of Yorkshire Dales from Bowland Knotts Pass ©B.P. Tyrer

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