Tourist Information

Gisburn Forest the Hub – Cafe – Bike Hire

The hub is just 2 miles from our site and provides fun for all the family. Bike hire is available if you do not have your own but fancy taking on one of the trials in the forest. There is always something for the kids too. A lovely little cafe where you can enjoy refreshments with a park for them to play on while you’re enjoying some lunch! For more information on The Hub and what they can offer please visit their website.

Forest of Bowland

Right on our doorstep The Forest of Bowland also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire (before 1974, some of the area was in the West Riding of Yorkshire). Once described as the “Switzerland of England”, it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1964. It is used for walking and cycling, though it is relatively unfrequented by tourists. For more information visit their website

Forest of Bowland Discovery and Events Guide (pdf)

The Old Vicarage Tea Rooms, Cafe & Bistro

Within walking distance of Marl Barn campsite in the village of Tosside you can dine in the Old Vicarage looking left to Yorkshire and right to Lancashire with panoramic view from Pen-Y-ghent to Pendle Hill. This family run business serves traditional, homemade, locally sourced food. From freshly baked scones and paninis to slow cooked lamb shanks the menu changes regularly to reflect the food in season. Check out their website

Settle in the Yorkshire Dales

Nearby Settle is a bustling market town surrounded by delightful villages, ideally situated between the scenic Yorkshire Dales and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Forest of Bowland. Home to the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway it also has a wealth of interesting shops, welcoming cafes and historic buildings to visit, Settle and the surrounding district is a great place visit and to relax and enjoy the scenery. Alternatively its the perfect base to get out into the scenery and enjoy walking, riding, cycling, caving and a host of other outdoor activities. Visit the towns website and

Gisburn Forest Bike Trails

Located in the North East corner of Lancashire and within the Forest of Bowland we offer fantastic mountain biking with beautiful views. Glide easily along mellow trail by Bottoms Beck, twist and shout through Park Wood, dance with your bike down Hully Gully or grit your teeth and rush down the Bigfoot slab – everyone should find something that will make them grin. For more information visit our website

Cycle Hire Tours and Guiding

We offer free delivery and collection of quality road and mountain bikes throughout the Forest of Bowland with routes for all ages and abilities. With over 300 square miles of open fells, incised by dramatic valleys, surrounding picturesque villages and hamlets, you will be spoilt for choice on where to cycle in this undiscovered Lancashire gem. For more details go to the

Please visit our Walking and Cycling page.