Useful Info and Links

Emergency / Mobile Reception.

The forest has very little mobile phone coverage, Whelpstone Crag and the top of the Hope line have limited reception on some networks.

Cocklett Hill Car Park grid ref is SD 745550, in the event of emergency ring 999.


The main trail head is at The Hub car park (Stephen Park). Parking is currently free (although a £3 charge is imminent). At busy times the car park can get full quickly, there is over flow car parking at Cocklet Hill and additional car parks further along School Lane after the reservoir causeway. There is also limited parking at the Dog and Partridge in Tosside.


There are currently no facilities at the Hub car park (although ambitious plans are being hatched) although there is a toilet in the cafe.


Gisburn now has it's own on site cafe, the Forest Den Cafe at Stephen Park. The next closest place for good food is the Dog and Partridge in Tosside.

Bike Shop.

The Dog and Partridge in Tosside carries a range of spares and other biking essentials as well as being a dealer for Hope products. Bike shops can also be found in Clitheroe (Pedal Power) and Skipton (The Bicycle Shop).


The Dog and Partridge in Tosside provides excellent B & B accommodation with direct access to the trails.


Cycle Adventure will deliver bikes directly to the forest by prior arrangement.

Key Contact.

Martin Colledge, Beat Forester.

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