THINGS TO DO
There are a variety of natural routes and Bridleways in the spectacular Forest of Bowland. Newton, Dunsop Bridge or Slaidburn are all convenient starting points and have car parking facilities, pubs or a cafe for post ride refreshments. In addition there is a dedicated forest facility based in Gisburn Forest which is nearby with a number of dedicated trails for all abilities. There are plans to develop the trails further. (See attached) The forest is an excellent place when the weather is inclement, otherwise the natural trails in the area offer a variety of routes varying from open moorland tracks to challenging climbs and fast single track descents.
There is a PDF of Gisburn Forest here
Routes start from Cocklet Hill car Park and are marked Red, (10miles approx) Purple & Green, alternatively they can be joined from The Dog & Partridge Pub at Tosside by taking Bailey lane which links up to the forest trails.
Other well recognized route can be found by following the following links:-
Ribble Valley Holidays
If you have memory map try the following routes
Brennand & Whitendale add on
Dunsop Head add on
Beatrix add on
Dunsop Head from Newton/Slaidburn 1-2hours