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The 8 - Gisburn Forest

56 reviews

The 8, Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Red Trail is an 16km circular route located in the upper Hodder Valley, Lancashire. Its almost guaranteed to make you grin. Read more

place Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre, Slaidburn, Slaidburn



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 7.7143 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.6964 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 7.5893 out of 10
Facilities 7.6250 out of 10
Location 7.8214 out of 10

"load of pants"
Review by: ratebad on 17 April 2009

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Gisburn Forest Offers two fantastic new mountain bike trails. The "8" is an 18km red grade trail with the unique Hully Gully & Bottoms Beck is a free flowing blue graded mix of surfaces that will make your grin. Trails start from Cocklet Hill Car Park.

Red Grade Trail (Difficult 18 km)
Highlights include the volunteer built trail of Home Baked, gnarly rocks of Whelpstone Crag and the roller coaster ride down Hully Gully - as close as you can get to dancing on a bike. Follow the red arrows on the timber posts. Look out for any warning markers. Along this route are optional Black Grade lines and features. These are marked with a skull.

Blue Grade - (Moderate 9.5km)
A short trail that is suitable for novices & younger riders. Down passed St James Chapel and over the causeway leads to a bumpy ride along Eggberry Road. A mellow ride by Bottoms Beck follows an old railway line. Later, you can twist & turn through Park Wood, then finish with a grin on a sweeping descent. Follow the blue arrows on the timber posts. Look out for any warning markers.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Cafe Cafe


Nearest Town: Slaidburn
Sat Nav: Slaidburn
Grid Ref: SD 745550

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