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 ...

Welcome to England’s new National Landscapes!

Today marks a very special occasion when all designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales - including the Forest of Bowland – become National Landscapes. This ...

Terrain Hopper All Terrain Wheelchair in the Forest of Bowland AONB

Go-anywhere wheelchairs open up access to the Forest of Bowland for all abilities

All-Terrain Wheelchair demonstration day enables mobility-impaired nature lovers to explore the great outdoors Gisburn Forest in the Forest of Bowland hosted one of the largest gatherings of All-Terrain Wheelchair (ATW) ...

Photo Exhibition celebrates 60th Anniversary of the Forest of Bowland AONB

Owl © Steve Bradley Great Crested Grebes © Mark Harder Bentham Big Stone © Andy Ward Entries are now open for an exciting new photography competition which will showcase landscape, ...

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.