Relax, reset and reconnect with nature among 300 square miles of pristine upland landscapes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

DISCOVER THE RURAL HEART OF BRITAIN

The Forest of Bowland is a long way off the beaten track, but Ordnance Survey cartographers have identified it as the centre point of Great Britain.

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

A PERFECT SHORT BREAK DESTINATION

There’s lots you can cram into a day trip to the Forest of Bowland, but making a weekend of it opens up all sorts of exciting options.

Latest News

Christmas Markets at Holden Clough

12 Nov 2021

Holden Clough Nurseries has announced five seasonally themed Christmas markets starting in November. Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Holden, near...

Calling all amateur photographers!

01 Nov 2021

Bowland through the Seasons photo competition will showcase the landscapes and wildlife of the AONB and there are some fantastic prizes on offer. We'd love...

Meet the mythical Bowland Hare in Gisburn Forest this Halloween

21 Oct 2021

There’s a treat in store for lovers of landscape, art and folklore this Halloween at a unique event in the spooky surroundings of Gisburn Forest. Sculptor...

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.

TAILOR YOUR TRIP

We’ve created a collection of bespoke itineraries to help you make the most of your time in Bowland – choose from outdoor adventures, hidden gems and food & drink.

WHAT’S ON?

From country fairs to food festivals, the Forest of Bowland enjoy an extremely busy social calendar – and visitors are more than welcome to join in!

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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Website Design Barrie Tyrer ribblesdale.net

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