We’ve created a collection of five destination itineraries to help visitors make the most of their time in Bowland. Each itinerary focuses on a different area of the AONB, with some focusing on outdoor adventures and activities, hidden gems and food & drink.

Find the one that matches your special interests for a day trip or download all five and start planning a longer visit!

Journey to the Centre of the Kingdom!

Journey to the Centre of the Kingdom!

This three-day itinerary takes you – literally – to the centre of the kingdom and goes on to explore some of the beautiful landscapes and pretty villages of the Forest of Bowland on foot and by bike. It’s an ideal short break for active couples or adventurous families.

Gisburn Forest and Stocks Reservoir Adventure

Gisburn Forest and Stocks Reservoir Adventure

In the hills above the picturesque village of Slaidburn there’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts just waiting to be explored. Walking, trail-running, mountain-biking, fly fishing and birding are all on the agenda for visitors with a taste for adventure. There’s even an easily accessible Tramper Trail for outdoor enthusiasts with restricted mobility.

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Fields, Fells and Fabulous Local Food

The southwestern fringe of the Forest of Bowland combines striking scenery with rich farmland and superb local produce. Local cheeses are a speciality, but you’ll also find artisan pies, cooked meats, bread and confectionary in the many local shops and cafes.

The Hidden Bowland Dales

The Hidden Bowland Dales

The fells that dominate the skyline above Lancaster are the highest in Bowland and while rugged hills like Clougha Pike and Tarnbrook Fell offer exhilarating fell-walking opportunities, the intimate valleys of Roeburndale, Hindburndale and Grizedale reveal a gentler side to the elemental upland landscapes of Bowland.

The Hidden Bowland Dales72 Hours on The Roof of Lancashire The Secrets of Pendle Hill

72 Hours on The Roof of Lancashire: The Secrets of Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill forms the boundary between urban Lancashire and the wild countryside to the north. There are at least seven different routes to the top and a wealth of walks through the pretty villages and picturesque valleys surrounding the hill. Whether you’re on the trail of the witches, in search of a new challenge, or simply want to admire the view from the summit, your epic Pendle Hill adventure starts here.

The Ultimate Bowland Activity Holiday

The Ultimate Bowland Activity Holiday

This action-packed five-day break explores some of the beautiful landscapes and pretty villages of the Forest of Bowland. It’s the perfect itinerary for couples or adventurous families to discover this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on foot and by bike.

Lakewood Cottages

Self-catering holiday cottages

Lakewood Cottages Self-catering holiday cottages
Lakewood Cottages are located on a small farm just outside the village of Galgate, a few miles south of the historic city of Lancaster and also a few miles from the small market town of Garstang. A more idyllic location would be hard ... Read More

Alternative Adventure and Outdoor Activities Service

Outdoor Education and outdoor activity provision

Alternative Adventure and Outdoor Activities Service Outdoor Education and outdoor activity provision
We deliver professionally run outdoor education and outdoor pursuits activities for the widest possible range of groups. Venues used are around the Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester area. This includes corporate events, management ... Read More

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