Dunsop Bridge and The Forest of Bowland (AONB)
Forest of Bowland A Place to Enjoy and Keep Special
The Forest of Bowland was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964 because the landscape was thought to be of national importance and worthy of protection. The primary purpose of this designation is to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, to keep the Forest of Bowland special.
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Dunsop Bridge (pdf)
Leaflets about the Forest of Bowland
Browsholme Hall Historic House. web site
Waddow Lodge Open Garden web site
Holden Clough Plant Nursery web site
Bowland Wildboar Park web site
Museum, Art Gallery and Cafe. Stunning views from the top of the 12th century keep. Museum of local heritage and geology. Gardens, childrens play area, skatepark. Tel: 01200 424568 for opening times and details.
Beacon Fell Country Park
Lovely walks through conifer and decidous woodlands, fantastic views from summit of hill. Sculpture trail. Tramper trail and tramper vehicle hire for the disabled, bookable in advance on 01995 640557 or 01772 534709. Cafe open 7 days a week throughout the summer serving a variety of beverages, hot and cold food, light snacks, all day breakfasts, sweets and ice creams.
Riverbank Tearooms Slaidburn web site
Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality, the perfect place for a days fly fishing. Full and half day bank and boat fishing tickets available. Tuition and guide service available see Stocks Reservoir website.
High street names and small boutiques, jewellers and gift shops. Home to the award winning D.Byrnes wine and spirit merchant, Cowman's Famous Sausage Shop and the Platform Gallery, showcasing contemporary craft in Lancashire.
Unique shops, delicatessens and places to eat. Retains character of a bygone time.
Village Web Sites
Chipping village web site web site
Slaidburn Village Hall web site
Forest of Bowland web site
Visit Lancashire web site
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