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 ...

Watch Spring unfold in the Forest of Bowland

What's on in the Forest of Bowland this springtime? Has Sir David Attenborough's amazing #WildIsles inspired you to get outside in nature this springtime?Here are some ideas for you! It's ...

2023 Discover Bowland Guide now available!

Rural businesses are encouraging visitors to explore Forest of Bowland AONB all year round with the launch of the 2023 Discover Bowland guide Star-studded night skies over the Forest of ...

dark skies discovery in bowland

Go stargazing in the half term holidays!

Join the Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership during half-term and raise your gaze skywards to celebrate the beauty of Bowland after dark This year's Bowland Dark Skies Festival not only ...

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.