On the edge of the Forest of Bowland yet just minutes from junction 33 of the M6 we offer a beautiful and peaceful location in a woodland area, but with excellent access. (map)
The 4 acre, spring-fed lake, has both jetty and bank fly fishing, and has won environmental awards for its natural design.
The lake and river are managed in line with our environmental values.
Depths of 3 to 18 feet give a diverse range of habitats both for the fish and for their food. Stocked regularly with 2lb average rainbow trout from Dunsop Trout farm in the Forest of Bowland, the lake also contains the occasional tiger, blue and brown.
Beginners’ fly-fishing tuition is available covering casting, imitative fly techniques and fish handling. Margaret Forrest is one of our regular tutors.
Fly fishing can also be incorporated into corporate training and teambuilding days.
Open from dawn to dusk, Forrest Hills has free car parking and toilet facilities. Most of the jetties are suitable for wheelchair access.
Full day 4 fish £22
Full day sporting £15 (barbless hooks only)
Half day 2 fish £15
Half day sporting £10 (barbless hooks only)
A valid permit is also required, which can be bought online from the Environment Agency or at any Post Office.