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Gisburn Forest

Average Rating:    (3.36 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Forest fireroads mainly, few long climbs with a variety of signposted routes. And a few little detours here and there for the more adventurous. Easy riding
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Latitude
53.99064065564604
Longitude
-2.3895263671875
Trail Directions
Tricky to find, take a map and aim for the picnic site near Hammerton Mere
Trail Length
5 - 10 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Clitheroe
   


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Review Date
August 2, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: The Grimmer ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great trail, lots of work has been done recently. Infact it's going on now. Some good freeride jumps and runs but not marked so have to look out for them. Great loop though with some really good black sections - hully gully and the slab are both fun.

Recommended Route:
Red loop, black sections and freeride sections (if you're into it)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Grizedale, lee quarry



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Review Date
November 20, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Nsynk ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hugely improved area. Almost £200 000 has been spent on building new trails and it is still only about 2/3rds complete.

The "volunteer" section, the singletrack and boardwalk out to the highest point, the slab and then the corkscrew descent are all excellent. There are loads of video's on youtube.

work is still ongoing but so far it is great work.

Recommended Route:
If you start at the pub you miss out some boring fireroad snd only do the best bits but you will also miss some fun bits that take you back to the car park

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lee Quarry, Stainburn, Grizedale but most of all the excellent Whinlatter Forest trails



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Review Date
May 3, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: badtoad66 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
There are a multitude of trails to select from if you go looking for them, the red route is the longest of the pre-determined routes set out for the majority of visitors, it is not the most challenging route and can be covered in about 1 hour. The majority of this trail is taken on fire roads with a few excursions onto singletrack to break it up. In recent times there has been a lot of tree felling activity exposing the trails to the elements which at times makes them feel bland and unexciting. The new trail building is coming on a treat but I will leave full judgement until a later time but what I have seen so far appears to be a little tame (this is no Coed y Brenin or Whinlatter).



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Review Date
July 30, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: neilb ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Nice easy trail (purple route) to get started with trail riding.

Recommended Route:
I only did the easy route this time as I have just got back into riding after about years out of the saddle. Took my other half too, and she's the same. would recommend for anyone who is just starting out like me. Not too steep, not too flat, just the right mix of climbs and descents.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Will probably be back next weekend to do the medium or hard route.



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Review Date
March 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Russ , from KEIGHLEY

Summary:
The Longest RED ROUTE has a couple of long hills and tricky river crossings, especially in winter or wet weather. I can vouch for one of the bogs being bottomless!!
I would not recommend the ride to beginners if the weather is bad or if they feel uncomfortable about fording rivers. But if you are it is great fun, go for it!! DRY Weather should present no problems.

Recommended Route:
Longest (red route), but make this into a figure 8 by using the yellow route(both ways).( we reckoned 12 miles, if computer is right)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just about anywhere on the moors bounded by KEIGHLEY, HALIFAX, TODMORDEN, BURNLEY.



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