Discover the wilder side of Lancashire & North Yorkshire

Relax, recharge 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 ...

Walkers beating the bounds of the forest of Bowland

Historic guided walk revives an ancient countryside tradition

Popular ‘beating the bounds' perambulation to become an annual celebration of the outstanding landscape of the Forest of Bowland An ancient tradition which was revived after an absence of more ...

The Eco Escapes Team with their Chamber Low Carbon Award

Eco Escapes sustainable tourism initiative wins green business award

The Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership has won a prestigious Chamber Low Carbon Award for its ground-breaking Eco Escapes sustainable tourism initiative. In the very first Lancashire Business Environment Awards ...

Seek Out Festival Flier

Family-friendly new Festival aims to build on the legacy of Cloudspotting

Join us this summer to Seek Out a big family adventure – filled with music, arts, and family-friendly activities in the Forest of Bowland. Located in the beautiful Gisburn Forest, ...

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.