Walking and Cycling at Wood End Farmhouse B & B

Dunsop Bridge is situated at the heart of the 300 sq.mile Forest of Bowland, "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", and has been identified by the Ordnance Survey as being the village closest to the centre of the United Kingdom.

The Forest of Bowland's upland fells, with summits above 450m, are dissected by steep sided valleys which open out into rich green lowlands adjacent to the rivers Hodder and Wyre. This is idyllic countryside for walking, whether alongside the rivers, or to higher ground for a panoramic view. Wherever you travel in the Bowland area you'll be sure to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this unspoilt area of rural Lancashire.

Local walks

Dunsop Bridge Circular Walk (pdf)

Dunsop Bridge – Tramper Trail (pdf)

River Dunsop and Black Brook Circular (pdf)

Newton to Dunsop Bridge Circular (pdf)

Forest of Bowland walks

Stocks Reservoir Circular (pdf)

Forest of Bowland AONB General Information (pdf)

Forest of Bowland AONB Access Land (pdf)

Forest of Bowland AONB Treading Carefully (pdf)

North Lancashire Bridleway ( most sections also suitable for walking and cycling) (2.48mb PDF)

Tolkien Trail, Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien (pdf)


We have quiet country lanes and bridleways for family cycling plus exhilarating upland routes if you want an off road challenge or total peace and quiet. Wherever you ride you will enjoy spectacular views and see wildlife aplenty.

Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (pdf)

Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (pdf)

Bowland By Bike (pdf)

Cycle hire plus guided tours are available from www.cycle-adventure.co.uk.

Bowland Electric Bicycle Network

Hire electric bicycles for a day of easy cycling in the Forest of Bowland.