Gisburn Forest News

Gisburn Opening – By ‘eck Chief it Were a Tad Damp

Gisburn Opening – By ‘eck Chief it Were a Tad Damp

Jon Swift
Well we did it, Gisburn’s new trails, skills loops and car park are officially open despite the weather giving it a determined second go at cancelling things...
It’s On, It’s Off, It’s On – Gisburn New Trails Opening

It’s On, It’s Off, It’s On – Gisburn New Trails Opening

Jon Swift
  The blizzard conditions put pay to the planned opening of the new trails on the 23rd of March, even if we could have got to the forest which was dubious we...
New Gisburn Trails & Car Park – Grand Opening

New Gisburn Trails & Car Park – Grand Opening

Jon Swift
It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally beaten the weather and the opening of the new trail, car park and skills loops is going to happen on Saturday...
Gisburn on NorthWest Tonight

Gisburn on NorthWest Tonight

Jon Swift
Gisburn Forest was featured on BBC NorthWest Tonight and not necessarily for the right reasons. The phenomenal success of the new trails (50,000 visitors a year...
Free Car Parking for Volunteers at Gisburn & Beyond

Free Car Parking for Volunteers at Gisburn & Beyond

Jon Swift
Free Car Parking for Volunteers at Gisburn & Beyond Work is now underway on the new car park at Gisburn with the area having been marked out and cleared of trees....
Temporary Gisburn Trail Closures

Temporary Gisburn Trail Closures

Jon Swift
The 8 bike trail (red route) between location posts 18 and 19 will be closed from Monday 20th February for circa 3 weeks. This section starts alongside Black Hill...
Gisburn Forest Update

Gisburn Forest Update

Jon Swift
Things have been progressing at Gisburn over the last month of two. Here’s a round up of what’s been happening: XC Trail The XC volunteers have finished...
Gisburn Forest Wins MBR Readers Trail of the Year.

Gisburn Forest Wins MBR Readers Trail of the Year.

Jon Swift
Thanks to all of you who voted in the recent MBR poll to find their readers favourite trail of 2011. We won! Polling around 20% of the total vote Gisburn came first...
Gisburn Update

Gisburn Update

Jon Swift
Things are continuing to develop at Gisburn, albeit slowly for some of the projects. The new car park is still being pushed at the moment along with the associated...
Tim Royle Video ‘Gisburn Forest – The new Hope Trail’

Tim Royle Video ‘Gisburn Forest – The new Hope Trail’

Jon Swift
Tim Royle’s been at it again with his camera and created another cracking video of the trail developments up at Gisburn. This time focussing on the new Hope...
Hope Freeride Trail and Other Gisburn News

Hope Freeride Trail and Other Gisburn News

Jon Swift
Hope Freeride Trail Loads of work has been completed at Gisburn over the last few months with more planned into the future. The Hope Freeride trail is now rideable,...
Gisburn Mid Week Digs

Gisburn Mid Week Digs

Jon Swift
Yesterday saw the first evening ‘dig day’ at Gisburn Forest and despite the after hours timing we had a pretty good turn out. Arranged on the hoof via...
Gisburn Gets Planning Permission For Extra Facilities

Gisburn Gets Planning Permission For Extra Facilities

Jon Swift
Gisburn’s planning application for a significant upgrade of the existing car parking facilities has been given the OK by Ribble Valley Council. The application...
Gisburn Facilities Expansion – Your Views Needed

Gisburn Facilities Expansion – Your Views Needed

Jon Swift
As some of you may be aware Gisburn’s got great plans for a new car park and skills area along with better facilities. It’s currently going through the planning...
Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue At Gisburn

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue At Gisburn

Jon Swift
For once the local mountain rescue team weren’t at Gisburn to pull someone out of Hully Gully. Instead two of their members and Jon Swift of the Gisburn Volunteer...
Gisburn Forest News

Gisburn Forest News

Jon Swift
Couple of things to report, trail repairs, extra dig day and a video of Ed Oxley skipping. We’re having an extra dig day on the 29th of May to carry on with...
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