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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

  • Non-electric motorhome pitch
  • 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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • 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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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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
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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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

  • Non-electric motorhome pitch
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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 park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/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

Horseback 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

Directions


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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

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.

Gisburn Forest Hub cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Gisburn Forest Hub will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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 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.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 a.m. and 7 a.m..

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are traveling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when traveling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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