Fields, Fells and Fabulous Food
Stretching from the high fells of the Bleasdale Horseshoe to the sharply etched ridge of Longridge Fell, the southwestern fringe of the Forest of Bowland combines striking scenery with rich farmland and superb local produce.
Gisburn Forest & Stocks Reservoir
From hiking and mountain biking to foraging and star-gazing, Gisburn Forest, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a hidden gem with more in common with the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands than the mill towns of urban Lancashire.
The Hidden Bowland Dales
This itinerary explores the exhilarating fell-walking opportunities of rugged scarps like Clougha Pike and Tarnbrook Fell and discovers the intimate valleys of Roeburndale, Hindburndale and Grizedale – which reveal a gentler side to the elemental upland landscapes of the Forest of Bowland.
Find the Centre of Great Britain
This itinerary takes you to the geographical centre of the British Isles and explores the beautiful landscapes and pretty villages of the Forest of Bowland on foot and by bike.
The Bowland Traverse
Stretching across 28 miles of lonely uplands, punctuated with an overnight stop in Slaidburn, this two-day trek takes in some of the most spectacular views in the Forest of Bowland AONB.
Climb Pendle Hill from Clitheroe
Base yourself in the bustling market town of Clitheroe for an active weekend of picturesque rides and scenic walks – including a challenging hike to the top of iconic Pendle Hill.
Coast and countryside
This varied itinerary criss-crosses the scenic Bentham Line railway, which hugs the Lancashire border across the northern boundary of the Forest of Bowland. The line links the iconic Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe with the West Yorkshire city of Leeds, connecting villages and towns along the Wenning Valley between Wennington and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales at Giggleswick.
Lancaster and the Lune Valley
This itinerary explores the under-the-radar loveliness of the Lune Valley on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB. A short bus or train ride from Lancaster transports you to a landscape of characterful stone villages, verdant riverside paths, shady lanes through ancient woodland and sweeping views of higher, wilder country in the distance.
Family-friendly adventures in Bowland
This itinerary starts in the market town of Clitheroe and heads straight out into the country lanes of the Forest of Bowland to the pretty village of Dunsop Bridge, where you can walk with alpacas and explore the beautiful Dunsop Valley on foot or by e-bike before heading to Bowland Wild Boar Park for a wide range of family-friendly activities.
Lancashire’s wildlife-rich Limestone Coast
This two-day itinerary starts amid the rugged limestone coastline of Silverdale and explores the forests and nature reserves of the AONB whilst winding its way south over the gnarly outcrop of Warton Crag to Carnforth Station.