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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 Ribchester to your Itinerary

    Ribchester

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    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.

  2. 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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  3. Add Chipping to your Itinerary

    Chipping

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    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.

  4. Add Downham to your Itinerary

    Downham

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    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.

  5. Add Hurst Green to your Itinerary

    Hurst Green

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    CLITHEROE

    The beautiful and idyllic village of Hurst Green is situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

  6. Add Dolphinholme to your Itinerary

    Dolphinholme

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    Lancaster

    The village of Dolphinholme is on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its famous church wes designed by Lancaster architects Austin & Paley.

  7. Add Quernmore to your Itinerary

    Quernmore

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    Quernmore

    Quernmore is very close to the beautiful Trough of Bowland. This charming village boasts a Quakers' Chapel, a methodist chapel and National School.

  8. Add Halton to your Itinerary

    Halton

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    Lancaster

    The village of Halton has evidence of an 11th century Norman motte & bailey castle and in the churchyard of St Wilfreds, stands the Halton Cross, which is believed to have been carved by Norsemen over 1000 years ago

  9. 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.

  10. Add Hornby to your Itinerary

    Hornby

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    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.

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