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Clapham Car Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park (local map)

By public transport

The nearest train station is at Long Preston (5 miles away). For up to date bus and train information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

By car from the North:
Exit the M6 at junction 36 to follow the A65 for approx. 20 miles. Leave the A65 at sign post for 'Clapham' to turn left into the village. After approx 1/2 a mile drive over a small bridge and turn left to find the car park on the right approx. 100m up the road.

By car from the South:

Exit the M6 at junction 31 to take the A59 heading towards Clitheroe. At the village of Gisburn turn left onto the A682. At the t-juntion at the end of the A682 turn left onto the A65. After approx 7 miles turn right to follow signs for Clapham to then shortly enter the village. After passing a small bridge on your left you will find the car park approx. 100 metres on the right. 

Chipping Village Hall Car Park (local map) 

(Village facilities - Toilets, Cafe/Tea Room, 2 x Pubs, General Store)

By Public Transport
The nearest train and bus stations are in Preston and Clitheroe (15 and 7 miles away). For up to date information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425 566.

By car from The North
Exit M6 Junction 32. Take the A6 North towards Garstang. After 0.6 mile turn right at Broughton traffic lights. Continue along the B5269 to Longridge (5.2 miles); at the roundabout turn left towards Chipping. Go over two mini roundabouts and follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket bearing right at the Alston Arms Pub.

Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn left and the Village Hall car park is approx. 50 metres on the right.

By car from the South:

Exit M6 Junction 31A. Take the B6243 to Longridge; at the roundabout at The Old Oak Pub bear left. Go straight over the next roundabout and then two mini roundabouts. Follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket and bear right at the Alston Arms Pub.

Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge Pub. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn left and the Village Hall car park is approx. 50 metres on the right.

By car from the East:

Leave the A59 by turning right onto the A671 at the Clitheroe junction, after ¾ of a mile you will reach a roundabout at which you should take the first exit and enter the town of Clitheroe.

Continue through the town on the B6243, (following signs for Longridge.) Having passed the sports centre and left the town you will reach the Edisford Bridge public house, branch right here onto an unclassified road (signposted Whitewell) and continue for ½ a mile before taking the first available left turn.

Continue for a further 5 ½ miles along this road to reach Chipping, and carry on straight through the village until you reach the village hall car park on your right.


Dunsop Bridge Car Park (local map)

(Village facilities - Toilets, Cafe/Tea Room/General Store)

By Public Transport

The nearest train and bus stations are in Preston and Clitheroe (15 and 7 miles away), both with bus links to Dunsop Bridge. For up to date information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

By Car from the East

Exit the A65 at Long Preston to take the B6478 all the way to Slaidburn passing the villages of Wigglesworth and Tosside. Continue on the B6478 out of Slaidburn until you reach the village of Newton to then follow signs to Dunsop Bridge. When entering the village of Dunsop Bridge free car parking can be found on the right just before the garage.

By car from the North

Exit M6 Junction 32. Take the A6 North towards Garstang. After 0.6 mile turn right at Broughton Traffic Lights. Continue along the B5269 to Longridge (5.2 miles); at the roundabout turn left towards Chipping. Go over two mini roundabouts and follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket bearing right at the Alston Arms Pub. Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn right and then first left, just before a war memorial, to enter a ‘Quiet Lane’. Continue on this lane following signs to Dunsop Bridge for approx 4 miles. After entering the village the free car park can be found on the left just after the garage.

By car from the South:

Exit M6 Junction 31A. Take the B6243 to Longridge; at the roundabout at The Old Oak Public House bear left. Go straight over the next roundabout and then two mini roundabouts. Follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket and bear right at the Alston Arms Pub. Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn right taking the first left just before a war memorial to enter a ‘Quiet Lane’. Continue on this lane to follow signs to Dunsop Bridge for approx 4 miles. After entering the village the free car park can be found on the left just after the garage.


Gisburn Forest - Cocklet Car Park (local map)

By public transport

The nearest train stations are at Long Preston and Clitheroe (5 ½ and 12 miles away). Buses run direct from Clitheroe to Slaidburn (2 ½ miles from Gisburn Forest). For up to date information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

By car from the North:
Exit the M6 at junction 36 to follow the A65 for approx. 30 miles. Leave the A65 at Long Preston to turn right onto the B6478. After approx 6 miles take the right turn signposted ‘Gisburn Forest’. Follow this road for appox. 1 mile before reaching the entrance to Cocklet Car Park on your right.

By car from the East:

Leave the A65 at Long Preston to turn left onto the B6478. After approx 6 miles take the right turn signposted ‘Gisburn Forest’. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile before reaching the entrance to Cocklet Car Park on your right.

By car from the South:

Exit the M6 at junction 31 to take the A59 heading towards Clitheroe. At the village of Gisburn turn left onto the A682. At the t-juntion at the end of the A682 turn left onto the A65 to enter the village of Long Preston. After ½ mile turn left onto the B6478. After approx 6 miles take the right turn signposted ‘Gisburn Forest’. Follow this road for appox. 1 mile before reaching the entrance to Cocklet Car Park on your right.


Slaidburn Village Hall Car Park (local map)

(Village facilities - Toilets, Cafe/Tea Room, Pub, General Store)

By public transport

The nearest train station is Clitheroe (6 miles away) from where buses run direct to Slaidburn. For up to date information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

By car from the South

Exit M6 Junction 31A. Take the B6243 to Longridge; at the roundabout at The Old Oak Public House bear left. Go straight over the next roundabout and then two mini roundabouts. Follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket and bear right at the Alston Arms Pub. Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn right taking the first left just before a war memorial to enter a ‘Quiet Lane’. Continue on this lane to follow signs to Dunsop Bridge for approx 4 miles. Continue through the village of Dunsop Bridge to follow signs to Newton and then for Slaidburn for approx. 3 miles. After arriving at Slaidburn turn right at the t-junction to find the village hall car park at the bottom of the hill on the right.

By car from the North

Exit M6 Junction 32. Take the A6 North towards Garstang. After 0.6 mile turn right at Broughton Traffic Lights. Continue along the B5269 to Longridge (5.2 miles); at the roundabout turn left towards Chipping. Go over two mini roundabouts and follow the road out of Longridge past the supermarket bearing right at the Alston Arms Pub. Follow road until you pass a small hump backed bridge then take the next right signposted Chipping, just before the Dog and Partridge. Follow this road for approx. 2 miles until you reach Chipping Village. At the T-junction turn right and then first left, just before a war memorial, to enter a ‘Quiet Lane’. Continue on this lane following signs to Dunsop Bridge for approx 4 miles. Continue through the village of Dunsop Bridge to follow signs for Newton and then for Slaidburn for approx. 3 miles. After arriving at Slaidburn turn right at the t-junction to find the village hall car park at the bottom of the hill on the right.


Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens (local map)

(Site facilities - Cafe/Tea Room, Farm Shop, Toilets)

By public transport

The nearest train station is Clitheroe from where buses run to Chipping via (Longridge), where we can meet you with your cycles and route sheet to Cobble Hey. For up to date bus information and timetables please contact Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre on 01200 425566.

By car from the South

Exit the M6 at junction 32 to follow the A6 to Garstang, after Bilsborrow take the next right signposted Calder Vale with brown sign (white flower) to Cobble Hey Gardens.

By car from the North

Exit the M6 at junction 33 and follow the A6 to Garstang. Continue on A6 around Garstang, until you see the Esso Garage on your left and then follow the brown signs (white flower) to Cobble Hey Gardens.

 


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