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

Champion Bowland Small Grants Scheme reopens for bids from rural projects

13 Sep 2021

Champion Bowland has announced the re-opening of its Small Grants Scheme to help fund rural evironment and community projects in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Slaidburn Central Stores wins rural ‘Oscar’ for community effort during lockdown

28 Jun 2021

Slaidburn Central Stores and Post Office has won a rural ‘Oscar’ award from the Countryside Alliance for its role at the heart of the community – especially...

Cyclists raise £300 for Champion Bowland on 'Hardest Hundred' ride

23 Jun 2021

More than 300 cyclists from across the UK descended on the Forest of Bowland to tackle the 'Hardest Hundred' – one of the toughest bike races in Britain. To...

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

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