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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 Clitheroe to your Itinerary

    Clitheroe

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    CLITHEROE

    The historic market town of Clitheroe lies at the heart of Ribble Valley. It retains much of its old character and customs and is famed for its specialist shops, many of which have been run by the same family for generations.

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  2. Add Whalley to your Itinerary

    Whalley

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Abbeystead to your Itinerary

    Abbeystead

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    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 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Add Slaidburn to your Itinerary

    Slaidburn

    Slaidburn is a picturesque grey stone village set on the banks of the Hodder in the moorland region of the Forest of Bowland AONB.

  8. Add Wennington to your Itinerary

    Wennington

    Wennington is a small parish near Tatham, to the north east of Lancaster. It is served by Wennington Railway Station.

  9. Add Sawley to your Itinerary

    Sawley

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    Clitheroe

    The ruins of Sawley Abbey , a Cistercian establishment founded in 1147 by William de Percy, dominates this tranquil spot.

  10. Add Tosside to your Itinerary

    Tosside

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    Skipton

    On the edge of the Forest of Bowland , half in Lancashire and half in Yorkshire, Tosside may be some way from the main visitor centre, but is nevertheless well worth a visit.

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