Location

Location

Cloudspotting takes place at Stephen Park, a rambling 16th century farmhouse set in several acres of clearing in the beautiful Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland (NE Lancashire), an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The site offers complete seclusion and a safe, family friendly environment.
Stephen Park and Gisburn Forest Hub is on land managed by the Forestry Commission.

 

Stephen Park
Gisburn Forest
Dalehead
Slaidburn

BB7 4TS

How to find us:

Cloudspotting 2017 is situated at Stephen Park, in Gisburn Forest, near Slaidburn.

From north:

From M6 junction 36, follow the A65 as far as Long Preston, then turn right onto Station Road (B6478) signpost Tosside / Slaidburn.  After 6 miles, pass through the village of Tosside travelling towards Slaidburn.  After 2 miles, turn right down Hole House Lane towards the forest, passing a telephone box on your right. 

Cloudspotting Festival entrance is second turn on the right once you have entered the forest and will be signposted from here.

From south:

From A59 (Clitheroe) Turn left off A59 into Sawley. Keep on this extremely twisty road for approx. 3.5 miles passing the Spread Eagle public house. Turn left at the Copy Nook public house, then again, keep on the twisty road carrying on over the fell.  After approx. 4 miles you will come to a crossroads (Slaidburn to left, Tosside to right).  Go straight across down towards the forest, passing a telephone box on your right.

Cloudspotting Festival is the second turning on the right once you have entered the forest and will be signposted from here.

By public transport:

Public Transport to Gisburn Forest is limited. There are railway stations at Clitheroe and Settle and a limited bus service between Clitheroe and Settle (the B10 service) which has scheduled stops at Slaidburn & Tosside. This bus passes through the Stoney Bank cross roads on the B6478 (a 15 minute walk to Stephen Park) and the bus operator should be willing to stop there upon request.

Any problems please drop us an email. Cloudspotting has access to a minibus and regular mini-bus trips to and from Clitheroe is something we can look at for a small charge. spottingclouds@gmail.com