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Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

+44 1200 448000
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Wonderful drive so beautiful

If you ever wanted a dream drive then this has everything. Beautiful hills and vales and lakes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bury, United Kingdom
good walk out

this is really good day out with younger children, clever app and find creatures in the forest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bury, United Kingdom
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Discover Bowland and explore 803 sq km of rural Lancashire (730 sq km) and Yorkshire (73 sq km). The Forest of Bowland was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964 and provides some of the most peaceful and remote walking, riding and cycling in the country. Festival Bowland - a year round calendar of events - is a great way to find out more about the area, discover intriguing heritage, fantastic wildlife and enjoy great family fun.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you ever wanted a dream drive then this has everything. Beautiful hills and vales and lakes. Relax and enjoy here

Thank Mikemkj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is really good day out with younger children, clever app and find creatures in the forest, make sure your child as red the gruffalo book first and will have a cheap day out car park £3, toilets could do with being a bit cleaner,...More

Thank paulpaullodge
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best bike trail place we have been so far. We have a 6 year old he really enjoyed it but struggled the last half of the blue trail. We would go again but would tag our tag a long bike for him....More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If you have a toddler (3+) who enjoys the Gruffalo stories this a must. Excellent value for money £3 parking and £3 Spotter kit (not compulsory). We had the advantage of being able to go mid-week and had plenty of time to use the app...More

Thank Jan210956
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

For an outdoor trip which offers fantastic views, nature peace and quiet....this must be it ! Whether you are hiking, driving or cycling a picnic is a must... to enjoy the breathtaking views and savour the fresh clean air. I could not get enough of...More

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great adventure playground. We enjoyed walking by the streams and up onto several hill tops. Plenty of picnic spots ours was quiet sheltered. We also had a really sunny pleasant day. We'll be back again and again. Also been many times over the years and...More

Thank Jamojam55
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The landscape is beautiful. Fresh smell of the forest will enlighten your mood. The lavender fields were a picturesque sight.

Thank rabbanihassan
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Absolutely awesome! If you are into mtb - ride this!! They will hire you a bike if you Don,t have your own with you. Stick to blue route unless you are really competent rider !! Take your time and enjoy the beautiful sweeping trails and...More

Thank Livmtb1
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the forest of Bowland today and I went to do the circular walk of Stocks reservoir. It was an amazing walk. It started off through forest and fields. Eventually after an hour I came upon the reservoir. The sun finally came out....More

Thank emmapanks
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Britain has plenty of national parks and many of them are well visited to the point of being spoiled. The Forest of Bowland is easily passed on the way up or down the M6 to more well known destinations. This is a shame if you...More

Thank Steve B
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