Discover the wilder side of Lancashire & North Yorkshire

Relax, reset and reconnect with nature among 300 square miles of pristine upland landscapes in The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Step into a walker's paradise

Reconnect and Recharge

Escape the ‘chatter’ of the 21st Century and tune in to the slower rhythms of nature on a digital detox in the the Forest of Bowland

bluebells in the wood

About the Forest of Bowland AONB

The Forest of Bowland may be a long way off the beaten track, but Ordnance Survey cartographers have identified it as the centre point of Great Britain.

Where to Stay

There’s plenty of fun activities to cram into a day trip to the Forest of Bowland, but making a weekend of it opens up all sorts of options. Whether you’re ...

Fabulous Festive Fun in the Forest of Bowland

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there! Rural businesses across the Forest of Bowland are gearing up for a busy festive period featuring a host of special ...

Walkers beating the bounds of the forest of Bowland

Historic walk raises funds for Mountain Rescue and local charities

A group of more than 30 keen walkers has completed a new ‘Perambulation’ of the ancient boundaries of the Forest of Bowland – exploring the scenic south-eastern boundary of the ...

Take a sustainable Eco Escape this winter

Lancashire's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty unite to encourage sustainable short breaks in the Forest of Bowland and Arnside & Silverdale The Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale Areas ...

Get closer to nature

The Forest of Bowland is an oasis for wildlife where visitors can still see species which have become scarce in the rest of England

Choose your adventure

On foot, by bike, by day or by night, the Forest of Bowland is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts just waiting to be explored.

A truly delicious destination

Discover specialist independent food retailers, thriving markets and artisan producers on a foodie foray through this mouth-watering corner of England.