Gisburn Forest Hub

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  • 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.

Site type

Tent pitches 40
Motorhome pitches 10
Rent a tent 10

Languages spoken

English

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Features

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 pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

Gisburn Forest Hub

Dalehead

Slaidburn

Lancashire

England

BB7 4TS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)

GPS

53.99947°N
-2.38902°W

Nearest transport

Coach
21.6 km Broadway
21.6 km Bus Station
21.9 km Town Hall
Rail
8.9 km Giggleswick Rail Station
9 km Long Preston Rail Station
10.3 km Settle Rail Station
Ferry
34.5 km Heysham Ferry Terminal
40.7 km Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing
41.3 km Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 32 km Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 32.9 km Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Fleetwood 42.1 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Cleveleys 45.1 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Bispham 46.7 km Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Beacon Fell Country Park 22.1 km

Gawthorpe Hall 22.7 km

Lancaster Castle 27.7 km

Oswaldtwistle Mills 28 km

Bronte Parsonage Museum 33.9 km

National Trust

Malham Tarn Estate 18 km

Gawthorpe Hall 22.8 km

Hardcastle Crags 35.5 km

East Riddlesden Hall 36 km

Sizergh Castle and Garden 40.3 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Journey through the Centre of the Kingdom, Section 4: Slaidburn - Dunsop Bridge 4.8 km

Slaidburn and the Upper Hodder Valley 4.8 km

Slaidburn, the Roman road and Dunsop Fell 4.8 km

Bowland Knotts and Cross O' Greet 5.2 km

Journey through the Centre of the Kingdom, Section 3: Bolton-by-Bowland - Slaidburn 7.7 km

Local events

  • Lytham Festival (Wednesday, 3 July 2024 – Wednesday, 3 July 2024)

    Lytham St Annes, England 47.7 km

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.

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  • Does Gisburn Forest Hub have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • 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 touring
    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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