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

Shireburn Arms

Pub, Restaurant & Hotel

Shireburn Arms Pub, Restaurant & Hotel
Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century hostelry offering stunning views, beautiful accommodation and locally produced food. Original architectural features cosy, up to date contemporary fittings ... Read More

Coach and Horses

Restaurant / Inn

Coach and Horses Restaurant / Inn
The Coach and Horses, a traditional coaching inn, set in the idyllic village of Bolton by Bowland in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Newly restored to it's original glory, this Grade II listed building comes with it's own micro brewery. Let our ... 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...

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