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.

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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

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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 ...

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We’ve created a newsletter to keep people who love Bowland up to date with what’s happening in the Forest of Bowland National Landscape. The main focus will be on wildlife, ...

Bowland Brewery is using reusable glasses at outdoor events this summer

Bowland Brewery adopts reusable beer cups for summer festival season

Bowland Brewery has introduced reusable plastic beer cups in a bid to dramatically reduce the use of single-use plastics during the summer festival season. Confirmation of the switch to re-usable ...

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 ...

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.