News & Events

  • Hully Gully repaired and reopened
    Hully Gully
    Martin Colledge - 15th May 2010

    Many local volunteers, with the help of Forestry Commission staff and have recently expended much energy and a considerable number of hours being dragged down Hully Gully behind wheelbarrows. Muddy ruts have been filled in, braking bumps smoothed out and one steep section pitched with rocks. Finally the whole trail section was given a coat of limestone chippings.  The trail has been closed for a few weeks to let the new surface settle in.

    The trail down the gully was originally built and surfaced using local material. When it was new and the weather dry the surface was compact and hard. Sadly the impact of rain and exposure has revealled the stone local to this section to be quite soft. Over the winter the surface broke up to such a high degree that repair action was needed. Given the gradient of Hully Gully it is likely that it will need tweeking again from time to time. But the new surface should help reduce the frequency and severity of future repairs. Enjoy again!

  • Volunteers building new section of trail
    Trailbuilding
    Martin Colledge - 10th May 2010

    A brand new section of trail is nearing completion. Volunteer trail builders have been working within the shelter of some large spruce trees to add another link to the Gisburn Forest Bike Trails. The new section will feature a couple of log rides, timber bridges and gravel trail. Don’t worry if your balance is not that good – there are easy ways around the log rides. It is anticipated that this new section will be ready and open for riding during June 2010. If you want to give something back and have a go at trail building see our dedicated volunteer web page. The more we build – the more there is to ride.