Volunteer Trail Building at Gisburn Forest

The more that gets built… the more there is to ride! gisburn trails

Gisburn Forest Trail Builders have been a tremendous force for good in the forest over the last decade.

Volunteers have hand built some sweet single-track including the tight and twisty descent of Home Baked, which for many riders is their favourite bit of trail. The group also work on building trails with log rides and they have also put in many hours on Hully Gully.

If you’re thinking of giving it a go, all tools, materials and some light refreshments are provided. You’ll just need to bring boots or wellies, a coat if it’s raining, a bigger lunch if you’re staying the day and a good bit of energy and enthusiasm!

Volunteers meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month and for regular volunteers the Forestry Commission have created a parking pass scheme for volunteer trail builders.

For anyone who put in three volunteer days in a year they get an annual parking pass for their local forest. For anyone who put in five dig days or more and the pass will cover Gisburn, Grizedale, Whinlatter, Kielder and Hamsterly forests for a year.

gisburn trail repairs

If you see these signs when riding, slow down and sell hello to the crew!

gisburn trail volunteers Volunteers get to use some really cool kit! gisburn trails The crew taking a well earned tea break

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