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 National Landscape.

  • 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 National Landscape

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 ...

Abled-bodied and disabled people exploring Gisburn Forest using an off-road access vehicle

Access for All Showcase this summer

Access for All: A Celebration of What's Possible, will be held on the 25th and 26th of June at Gisburn Forest – a Forestry England site in the Forest of ...

New bus service connects Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales

A new bus service connecting villages across the Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales enters service on Monday, April 8, 2024. Operated by 21 Transport, the new Service ...

A Diamond Year to Discover Bowland 

Walkers negotiating the stepping stones over the river Hodder at Whitewell, Clitheroe, Lancashire. 2024 marks 60 years since the designation of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding ...

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.