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Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

England
+44 1200 448000
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Jon & Joanne

Took the dogs for a two hour walk through the forest , the scenery is beautiful and the paths are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon M
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A good walk

We took our two dogs for a walk at Gisburn forest. It was a really nice walk. There were good... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Lottiegen
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Bagshot, 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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"yorkshire dales"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the dogs for a two hour walk through the forest , the scenery is beautiful and the paths are good although it’s quite hilly if your not physically fit , one thing I will say is that there were far more mountain bikers than...More

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We took our two dogs for a walk at Gisburn forest. It was a really nice walk. There were good pathes and it was all well signposted. It wasn't bad value either parking was £3 for all day. Beautiful view of Stocks reservoir part way...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I ride my mountain bike here regularly and know of people who travel up from London just to ride their bikes here too! It’s a stunning place in all weathers! There’s plenty of wildlife and adventurous tracks to follow.

Thank Amy-Leigh C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely place and it wad only on our door step and didnt relise great views from far and wide carnt wait to go back

2  Thank ben t
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Many miss this area as they dash to the Lakes or Yorkshire dales, which is a big mistake. Wild countryside, no crowds and unforgettable views. There are also so many good places to stay and to eat.

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

A nice peaceful walk through woodland with the option to go further afield (all the way round the reservoir). There is parking (to pay for), a walled picnic area with benches, two hides overlooking the reservoir, bird feeders attracting a variety of birds including long...More

1  Thank TarkanFan
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Gorgeous, peaceful walk in the forest. There are loads of great trails to follow for walking and for biking too. The routes are well signposted and not too muddy. Lots of wonderful wildlife and great views too.

Thank Madster13
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited here to do the gruffalo trail after completing it at another site. We loved the woodland trail and it was very well sign posted. this is a lovely area and we hope to return in the future. we also visited the cafe after...More

1  Thank Laura N
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank Mikemkj
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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
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Stephanie H
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Response from TarkanFan | Reviewed this property |
The forest of bowland covers a large area which includes towns and villages, hills, forest and moorland. There is an area of actual forest popular with mountain bikers, which I don't think has a visitor centre and is... More
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