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

Slaidburn Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel

Slaidburn Youth Hostel Youth Hostel
It is one of the oldest YHA hostels, over 80 years. In addition it has a comfy lounge with an open fire, ideal for the darker nights. It has its own car park This hostel is very popular with cyclists especially those doing the Lands End ... Read More

Bentham Golf Course

Golf Course and Driving Range

Bentham Golf Course Golf Course and Driving Range
Bentham Golf Course is a picturesque, family-run 18 hole golf course situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. Previously described as ‘a Diamond of the Dales’, Bentham offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities and visitors are ... 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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