So why visit the Forest of Bowland?
Well there are plenty of reasons and sometimes it’s nice to know that you don’t always have to go into the Dales for a lovely day out! Our highlights are:
A third of the AONB is moorland, making up the wild open spaces that are so characteristic and a unique quality of the area.
The moors in particular are an important breeding ground for upland birds. There are also notable wildflower meadows, woodlands and geological features.
Much of the natural beauty is related to the wild and 'untouched' nature of the landscape - itself a result of hundreds, if not thousands of years of human activity.
The landscape has been formed out of a close relationship between people and nature, from the dry stone walls, hedgerows and barns to the open moors and grazed fields
Local produce is important as it supports farmers who seek to manage this beautiful landscape and also supports the local economy as well as highlighting local distinctiveness.
With its low population density, you don’t have to go far to feel you’re miles from anywhere … and you probably are!