Although it’s sparsely populated by English standards, the close-knit communities of the Forest of Bowland enjoy an extremely busy social calendar – and visitors are more than welcome to join in!

In these rural villages and hamlets, getting together for a brew and a chat is an important part of country life and there’s something going on somewhere in Bowland most weekends – from early spring to late summer and autumn.

Admire early snowdrops and bluebells at Hornby Castle and Wray, take part in lambing live at upland farms in spring, walk through drifts of wildflowers in summer and admire stunning local produce at the all-important autumn agricultural shows.

Want to get hands on? Check out the volunteering opportunities in the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill Area ...

Click on the individual listings to find out more about Festival Bowland events below.

 

Events

Wood End Farm

Farmhouse B&B

Wood End Farm Farmhouse B&B
Our family have farmed here for over 100 years. It is a traditional hill farm, with beef and sheep, set in the beauty and tranquility of this unspoilt area in rural Lancashire. We believe in preserving the best of traditional farming practice and ... Read More

The Gathering Fields

Nature Based Yoga Retreat and Camping Barn

The Gathering Fields Nature Based  Yoga Retreat and Camping Barn
The Gathering Fields is a rural Retreat centre teaching Yoga, Meditation, Cookery and Wild medicine. The centre can be hired by small companies and community groups. We host a variety of retreats based around well being in nature. We also host ... Read More

Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland helped fund the launch of this website, which in turn benefits sustainable tourism businesses across the Bowland AONB.  Champion Bowland provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Champion Bowland raises...

 Downham launch 02 M Sutclif

Website Copy Mark Sutcliffe  salarmedia.com 
Website Design Barrie Tyrer ribblesdale.net

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