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Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

+44 1200 448000
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Lovely place and it wad only on our door step and didnt relise great views from far and wide carnt... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ben t
Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wild beautiful countryside

Many miss this area as they dash to the Lakes or Yorkshire dales, which is a big mistake. Wild... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liz B
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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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank ben t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank TarkanFan
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
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
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
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
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

1  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
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Stephanie H
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