GISBURN FOREST BIKE TRAILS ... GISBURN FOREST BIKE TRAILS Fantastic mountain biking in the Forest of...

Click here to load reader

  • date post

    24-Jul-2020
  • Category

    Documents

  • view

    0
  • download

    0

Embed Size (px)

Transcript of GISBURN FOREST BIKE TRAILS ... GISBURN FOREST BIKE TRAILS Fantastic mountain biking in the Forest of...

  • GISBURN FOREST BIKE TRAILS Fantastic mountain biking in the Forest of Bowland

    Bottoms Beck n Blue • Moderate • 9.5km

    A shorter trail for an easier ride. Suitable for novices and younger riders. Drop down to the causeway over Stocks reservoir and bounce along Eggberry Road. A mellow section of green grade trail follows an old rail line beside Bottoms Beck. Flow along the funky blue single-track of Park Wood before swooping down from the top of Cocklet Hill. Follow the blue arrows on the timber posts.

    The 8 s Red • Difficult • 18 km u Black • Severe • (optional features and sections)

    Laid out in a figure of eight. Hightlights include the volunteer built trail of Home Baked, the gnarly Whelp Stone Crag and the roller coaster ride of Hully Gully - as close as you can get to dancing on a bike. The trail includes forest road, red & blue grade single-track. There are optional black grade sections and features on the way. Follow the red arows on the timber posts. Enjoy!

    T hi

    s M

    ap is

    r ep

    ro du

    ce d

    fr om

    O rd

    na nc

    e Su

    rv ey

    m at

    er ia

    l w ith

    t he

    p er

    m is

    si on

    o f O

    rd na

    nc e

    Su rv

    ey o

    n be

    ha lf

    of t

    he c

    on tr

    ol le

    r of

    H er

    M aj

    es ty

    ’s St

    at io

    ne ry

    O ffi

    ce ©

    C ro

    w n

    C op

    yr ig

    ht . U

    na ut

    ho ri

    se d

    re pr

    od uc

    tio n

    in fr

    in ge

    s C

    ro w

    n C

    op yr

    ig ht

    a nd

    m ay

    le ad

    t o

    Pr os

    ec ut

    io n

    or c

    iv il

    pr oc

    ee di

    ng s.

    La nc

    as hi

    re C

    ou nt

    y C

    ou nc

    il Li

    ce nc

    e N

    o. 1

    00 02

    33 20

    .

    Trails start at Cocklet Hill Car Park

    Park Wood

    Bottoms

    Sheep Hill

    Whelpstone Crag

    CLITHEROE

    GARSTANG

    SETTLE

    LONGRIDGE

    BENTHAM

    LANCASTER

    CLITHEROE

    GARSTANG

    SETTLE

    LONGRIDGE

    BENTHAM

    GISBURN FOREST

    GISBURN FOREST

    LANCASTER

    M6

    A6

    M55

    A65

    A59

    A682

    B6478

    B6480

    B6243

    A683

    GISBURN VILLAGE GISBURN VILLAGE

    SLAIDBURNSLAIDBURN

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7 8

    9

    10

    12

    13

    14

    15

    17 18

    19

    21

    22

    23

    24

    25

    26

    11

    Trail Information National Trail Grading l Green: Easy

    Suitable for: Beginners in good health with basic bike skills. Most types of bike.

    Trail: Relatively flat and wide.

    s Red: Difficult

    Suitable for: Proficient mountain bikers with good off road riding skills and fitness. Good mountain bikes.

    Trail: Challenging climbs, tricky descents & technical features such as drop-offs & large rocks.

    Forest road & similar

    Suitable for: Cyclists in good health. Map reading usefull (routes not allways marked). Most bikes.

    Trail: Gradients can vary. Surfaces may be uneven or potholed in places. look out for vehicles & other users.

    u Black: Severe

    Suitable for: Expert mountain bikers with high levels of fitness. Quality off-road mountain bikes

    Trail: Greater challenge & difficulty. Expect large and unavoidable features.

    n Blue: Moderate

    Suitable for: Riders in good health, basic off road skills. Basic mountain bikes.

    Trail: Some single track, root & rock obstacles.

    Your Safety Mountain biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all the inherent risks. The guidelines found here must always be used in conjunction with the exercise of your own experience, intuition and careful judgement. Remember routes may change owing to tree felling and other forest operations.

    Forest Cycle Code 1. Don’t rely on others; l can you get home safely?

    l carry the right equipment and know how to use it

    2. For your own safety; l always wear the right safety clothing, at least a

    cycle helmet and gloves;

    l only cycle within your abilities;

    l only tackle jumps and other challenges if you are sure you can do them, have a look first!

    l train properly especially for difficult and technical routes.

    3. On and off road; l expect the unexpected – watch out for other

    visitors;

    l for your own and others’ safety always follow warning signs and any advice you are given;

    l if a vehicle is loading timber Stop and wait for the driver to let you pass safely.

    4. Cycle carefully and come back soon!

    Emergency! Mobile Phone: Network coverage in the forest is poor. See map to left for areas of best reception.

    Locator Posts: When out on the trail, use our locator posts to help identify your location.

    Name & Grid Ref: Cocklet Hill Car Park, grid ref SD 745550

    Nearest A&E Hospital: Royal Blackburn Hospital tel: 01254 263555

    Nearest Public Phone: Approx 800 metres south of Cocklet Hill car park on B6478 and in the centre of Tosside village.

    If rescue services are Required phone 999

    18

    N

    400m 800m 1km0meters

    0miles 0.2mi 0.4mi 0.6mi

    Bottoms Beck Trail

    The 8

    Forest Roads

    Black Grade

    Public footpaths

    Key

    Locator Posts

    Mobile Phone Reception

    Parking

    Please park cars responsibly.

    Use the marked car parks in the forest and do not obstruct roadside verges, gateways or forest tracks

    Trail Direction

    18

    Nearest public conveniences at Slaidburn village car park

    Gisburn Leaf MapSide SA.indd 1 14/05/2010 11:41