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Gisburn Forest Hub

9.2

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General

  • Remote and rural Lancashire site in a peaceful forest clearing
  • Roughly a mile from Stocks Reservoir; Settle railway 25 minutes' drive
  • An accredited Dark Sky Discovery site; café open seven days a week

Gisburn Forest Hub is a simple site set in a forest clearing in a remote part of eastern Lancashire. Surrounded by trees and roughly a mile from the edge of Stocks Reservoir, guests staying here can look forward to inner peace and seclusion – including after dark, as this is an accredited Dark Sky Discovery site.

Gisburn Forest Hub is also the gateway to some of this area's best and most adventurous mountain bike trails (although there's a variety of routes to choose from if you're holidaying with guests who have limited range). The area is full of fab walks too, as it lies on the edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Amenities here include a café that serves drinks and snacks seven days a week, a beer garden and a toilet and shower block (new units open for summer 2021). A short walk away, there is also a forest glade with an outdoor performance space – head here to see arts and music events on weekends.

In terms of location, Gisburn Forest Hub is handily located about three miles from the small village of Tosside (where there is a tea rooms), 25 minutes’ drive from Settle and its scenic railway route to the Lakes or half an hour from Clitheroe and the river Ribble.

Please note, due to the location of this pop-up campsite there may be midges around; repellent is available to purchase in the café if required.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  98% described as Bush ?

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What a beautiful place to stay.09/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered motorhome site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything!!
    The setting, the relaxed camping.
    We parked where we wanted and weren't bothered my staff with daft rules as you get at some places.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Excellent site, staff were extremely friendly and helpful.09/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCrystal H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The relaxed atmosphere, the evening activities on the site were loved by the kids.

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Worth a visit, especially for mountain biking fans09/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Cirrus yurt
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, well set out pitch/ field

    Disliked: 

    Zero phone signal

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lots of space for the kids to play. Everyone getting …09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte G.Confirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    lots of space for the kids to play. Everyone getting together on an evening toasting marshmallows with the kids

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Great place to camp, campsite hosts were super lovely09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Location great, right at the start of the mountain bike trail. Love music, fire pit and marshmallows great and the pop up bar had some good beer. Campsite hosts friendly and super helpful. Would def recommend!

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Enchanting site in a beautiful location09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    We loved our stay at Gisburn Forest hub. The location is really enchanting amongst the woods and stepping out of the tent in the middle of the night to look at the dark sky was spectacular, the stars and the moon were so bright. The site has a real festival feel, we love the little pop-up bar and the curry/burger van that came along in the evenings, the music the charming lights and the really friendly “hippy“ vibe was really special. There is a café for use during the day, So perfect for a quick cuppa or a bacon sandwich in the morning. You can take lots of lovely beautiful walks or bike rides literally from your tent ranging from easy to strenuous, short to long.

    Disliked: 

    The loos were a little bit of a trek from the main field.

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Excellent love to go back09/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Loved it

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Absolutely beautiful site09/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAntonia G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    Absolutely loved our stay , we didn't wanna leave. Staff was so friendly and helpful. The forest at night was so magical with the lights and music , marshmallow roasting, was beautiful. Very spacious, the bar was lovely, food was lovely. Kids enjoyed the park and enjoyed running around freely on a safe ground. I would and have recommended this site. The pleasure to have NO interent or signal has been a pleasure, proper family time. Thank you for having us and giving us an amazing weekend and amazing memories, definitely will be coming again..

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How friendly and helpful staff where on site, everything was …09/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanine M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    How friendly and helpful staff where on site, everything was just perfect, the firepit in the forest was magical, kids loved being free to run and explore in a safe environment, absolutely no internet so the kids could be kids and not stuck to devices, we ended up staying an extra night and we’ll definitely be returning.

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Great little pop up campsite09/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicki C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered motorhome site
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  • Liked: 

    Location was great; ideal base for accessing cycle routes & walking. Kids could go off & explore in the forest

    Disliked: 

    Was expecting the bar; food & entertainment to be on; little disappointed to learn it wasn’t when we arrived, as that had been the sole purpose of us booking. No phone signal or wifi though which the kids weren’t too happy with but fine for us adults

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Bush

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Dalehead, Slaidburn, Lancashire, England, BB7 4TS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.9995°N 2.3890°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Broadway — 21.6 kilometres
Bus Station — 21.6 kilometres
Town Hall — 21.9 kilometres
Train stations
Giggleswick Rail Station — 8.9 kilometres
Long Preston Rail Station — 9.0 kilometres
Settle Rail Station — 10.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 34.5 kilometres
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 40.7 kilometres
Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 41.3 kilometres
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 50.0 kilometres

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Local attraction and activities include:

- Stocks Reservoir: a short walk from site

- Slaidburn (attractive nearby village with a chocolate shop): 10 minutes' drive

- Settle: 25 minutes

- Pendle Hill: 30 minutes

- Thornton Hall Country Park: 30 minutes

- Skipton Castle: 35 minutes

- Malham Tarn: 40 minutes

- Hawes (waterfalls and Wensleydale cheese factory): an hour.

Must see

  • Beacon Fell Country Park (22.1 kilometres)
  • Gawthorpe Hall (22.7 kilometres)
  • Lancaster Castle (27.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Malham Tarn Estate (18.0 kilometres)
  • Gawthorpe Hall (22.8 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Gisburn Forest Hub have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gisburn Forest Hub dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gisburn Forest Hub? Local attraction and activities include: - Stocks Reservoir: a short walk from site - Slaidburn (attractive nearby village with a chocolate shop): 10 minutes' drive - Settle: 25 minutes - Pendle Hill: … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gisburn Forest Hub?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Please note that the site is hosting a full programme of cultural, music and arts events over weekends in June, July and August, which may impact your stay if coming during a weekend.

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