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Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Family walk

Fantastic place to walk with our young children both under 10. We had a fab day and followed a few... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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Peaceful and beautiful

The whole of the Forest of Bowland is so gorgeous. The scenery, the villages, pubs, etc. are well... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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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...more
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a review for a walk around the Gisburn Forset hub. This is mainly set up for mountain bikers. I was not advertised as this when we googled it. We went with 4 dogs. It was very well organised for mountain bikers, but not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to walk with our young children both under 10. We had a fab day and followed a few trails. It was great to see a number of walker only trails. The bikes are kept on separate trails for the most part. The only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

What a waste of time. I forgot to bring cash but assumed in 2018 it would have a card machine. I was wrong. With an hours round trip just for change wasn't worth me going back.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

The whole of the Forest of Bowland is so gorgeous. The scenery, the villages, pubs, etc. are well worth visiting. Relax and enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BarbaraL3687
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We walked around Gisburn forest - the first part of the walk took us on an uninteresting path that was overgrown with thistles and weeds, then along a public road. After such an underwhelming start, we ventured into the woods which proved much nicer, although...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We stayed in the Forest of Bowland and had wonderful walks in woodland and across hills, past rivers and streams. Across and through farms - with friendly chatty farmers. The area is really stunning. We hardly saw a soul. It seems like a bit of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AlitNorthamptonUK
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This area really is a gem! Most of us pass by on the M6 headed for the Lakes and never see this little corner of Lancashire between the city of Lancaster and the Pennines. Although the scenery is not as dramatic as that in Cumbria...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This place has it all. Perfect for cyclists, whether mountain biking or road. Great places to eat, friendly locals. I couldnt recommend visiting FoB enough.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ZoeLingham
Reviewed 25 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jon M
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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7 December 2017|
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