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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 Dolphinholme to your Itinerary

    Dolphinholme

    Location:

    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.

  2. Add Garstang to your Itinerary

    Garstang

    Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Garstang is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife and array of activities.

  3. Add Ribble Valley to your Itinerary

    Ribble Valley

    Ribble Valley is the perfect place for you to escape the frantic pace of every day, whatever the time of year. Forget those diaries and deadlines and head straight to your perfect getaway that's waiting to be discovered.

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  4. Add Whalley to your Itinerary

    Whalley

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    An attractive village, with interesting shops and galleries, where old cottages rub shoulders with Tudor and Georgian buildings along the main street. Whalley is famous for its church and Abbey.

  5. Add Whitewell to your Itinerary

    Whitewell

    Location:

    Near Clitheroe

    Known locally as 'Little Switzerland', where the river Hodder winds its way along the wooded valley. A church, an Inn and a few cottages grace this very attractive spot.

  6. Add Wiswell to your Itinerary

    Wiswell

    A small village on the edge of Whalley and home to another popular inn, Wiswell is said to have taken its name from Old Molly's Well, later known as the wise woman's well.

  7. Add Worston to your Itinerary

    Worston

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    A village seemingly far removed form the nearby A59. Worston is a peaceful place with one street and a welcoming hostelry and many links to the past.

  8. Add Longridge to your Itinerary

    Longridge

    The market town of Longridge commands a view of the whole of the Fylde Plain.

    From the top of Longridge Fell it is possible to see the Welsh Mountains, the Isle of Man, Ingleborough and the Loud Valley.

  9. Add Waddington to your Itinerary

    Waddington

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    Its babbling brook and the beautiful Coronation Gardens have earned this village the title of 'Best Kept Village in Lancashire' on many occasions.

  10. Add Chatburn to your Itinerary

    Chatburn

    Location:

    Clitheroe

    Chatburn is situated in a hollow between the two ridges, which slope towards the River Ribble just off the A59 Clitheroe to Skipton road on the outskirts of Clitheroe. It is thought that the village derived its name from St Ceatt or Chad.

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  10. Stirk House Hotel & Restaurant

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  29. Derby Arms

    Derby Arms

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    The Assheton Arms

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    The Assheton Arms

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    School House Cottage

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    The Royal Hotel

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