Forest of Bowland - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Forest of Bowland, Clitheroe BB7 3BL, UK
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About Forest of Bowland
The Forest of Bowland is a landscape rich in heritage, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of this beauty is related to the wild nature of the landscape. One of the best-known features of the area is Pendle Hill, which lies in Pendle Forest. There are more than 500 listed buildings and 18 scheduled monuments within the AONB.
Attractions Near Forest of Bowland
The Trough of Bowland is a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. While it offers some dramatic scenery, the valley is also notable as the path taken by the ‘Pendle Witches’ to their trial at Lancaster Castle in the 17th century.
Ward's Stone is the highest hill in the Forest of Bowland, England. Its flat top hides two trig points nearly a kilometre apart. The western trig point sits atop of large rocks, including one, the Ward's Stone, that is so large it attracts boulderers and climbers.
Browsholme Hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since the time Tudor times. Today it is still the family’s home and visitors are invited to enjoy its magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings set in the stunning landscape of the Hodder Valley.
Bowland Wild Boar Park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland near Chipping. Visitors can see the animals, explore their habitats and meet and hold some of the smaller residents . There are walking trails, lovely views and a popular café.
Fair Snape Fell is the highest point in the Forest of Bowland. It is a brilliant path that follows a nice shallow gradient downwards, with views all the way across to the Three Peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Considerable areas of the Bowland fells were used for military training during World War II and there are still unexploded bombs in some areas, including nearby Wolf Fell.
Clougha Pike is a hill in the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, England. From the west, it looms over the Conder Valley, the city of Lancaster, and Lancaster University. The hill is located a few miles east of Lancaster, reaching a height of 413 m (1,355 ft). Clougha Pike commands wonderful views over Morecambe Bay, Snowdonia, and the Lake District Fells. It's a great area for wildlife too so keep your eyes peeled for grouse and hares on the way.
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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.