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Welcome to Forest of Bowland

Towns and villages in the Forest of Bowland

You will see a contrast in the villages of Bowland - some are typical estate villages where buildings are of a similar age and design, for example, Downham, Slaidburn and Abbeystead. Others are more haphazard farming settlements or industrial hamlets. They each have their own distinctive charm and 'sense of place'.  There are also many villages and towns surrounding the Forest of Bowland AONB offering the perfect gateway to explore the area.

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  1. Add Caton to your Itinerary

    Caton

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    Lancaster

    Former Mill village and railway halt, the thriving village of Caton is close by the Crook O' Lune, a bend in the river painted by WJM Turner. At the entrance to The Croft is an ancient tree under which travelling monks would sell fish.

  2. Add Hornby to your Itinerary

    Hornby

    Location:

    Lancaster

    Hornby is famed for its spectacular castle, now a private residence, overlooking the village. also an ancient castle site, Castle Stede, to the north of the village on the banks of the River Lune. St Margaret's Church is grade 1 listed.

  3. Add Wray to your Itinerary

    Wray

    The picturesque village Wray is the centre of Scarecrow festivals in Lancashire, England. It has a Post Office and General Store, 2 Pubs, tea rooms, a new Cafe at Bridge House Farm and its own village website.

  4. Add Abbeystead to your Itinerary

    Abbeystead

    Location:

    Forest of Bowland, Lancaster

    Abbeystead is a small, picturesque village located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Lancashire, England. Abbeystead lies close to the Trough of Bowland but even in medieval times, was considered part of Wyresdale rather

  5. Add Bolton-by-Bowland to your Itinerary

    Bolton-by-Bowland

    Bolton-by-Bowland is a tranquil and charming little village, with two village greens. The smaller green contains the remains of a 13th Century stone cross and old stocks.

  6. Add Dunsop Bridge to your Itinerary

    Dunsop Bridge

    Dunsop Bridge is the entrance to the famous Trough of Bowland. Lovely winding paths from here through the moors to Lancaster are popular with thousands of fell walkers.

  7. Add Ribchester to your Itinerary

    Ribchester

    Location:

    Ribchester

    This ancient riverside village is built on the site of the Roman fort of Bremetennacum. It's one of the district's most popular villages with local shops and amenities, an art gallery and some award winning accommodation and cosy country pubs.

  8. Add Bashall Eaves to your Itinerary

    Bashall Eaves

    Bashall Eaves stands on the banks of the river Hodder in the parish of Mitton. Near this small hamlet can be found the Fairy Bridge, said to have been built one night by fairies to help an old woodcutter who was being pursued by witches.

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  9. Add Chipping to your Itinerary

    Chipping

    Location:

    CLITHEROE

    Chipping is a picturesque village on the slopes above the River Loud. In Medieval days no fewer than five water mills were sited along Chipping beck.

  10. Add Downham to your Itinerary

    Downham

    Location:

    CLITHEROE

    Nestling under the bulk of Pendle Hill this is one of the loveliest villages in Lancashire, quiet and unspoiled with a gurgling brook running past the village green and stone-built cottages.

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