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

The Red Pump Inn

Restaurant Pub Bed & Breakfast Glamping Yurts Shepherd Huts

The Red Pump Inn Restaurant
Pub
Bed & Breakfast
Glamping Yurts 
Shepherd Huts
Not only with a reputation for serving the best steak in Lancashire, The Red Pump Inn also offers a choice of first-class accommodation. From their 8 luxury French-inspired boutique B&B en-suite rooms to glamping accommodation. Built in 1756 with ... Read More

Ribble Valley E-Bikes

E-Bike Hire

Ribble Valley E-Bikes
 E-Bike Hire
Spend a few hours, a day or a week exploring the stunning scenery, towns and villages of the Ribble Valley. Electric bikes make light work of hills and give every level of cyclist the chance to cover more ground. We are a family company ... 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...

 Downham launch 02 M Sutclif

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

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