Project Description

Bowland Festival 2018

Bowland Festival, for full details about the Bowland Festival 2018 visit their web site. This details the full details of the program of cultural, artistic and rural events which run over the course of 2018. With lots of things for visitors to get involved in from dry stone wall making to arts and crafts. an example of one such event is shown below running until early August. The Festival will help the visitor learn a lot about this special region. View the Forest of Bowland’s own website for information about this very special area of outstanding natural beauty AONB

Whats happening in the Forest of Bowland, view the website to find out.

There is no better way of escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and partaking in some of the most peaceful and remote walking, riding and cycling in the country. Explore some of the many unique villages steeped in history. While away your time observing some of the rare and enigmatic birds and wildlife, or simply indulge in sampling some of the very best local produce the area has to offer.

The Forest of Bowland AONB covers 312 square miles of rural Lancashire and adjacent Yorkshire. From Hurst Green in the south to Wennington in the North, the Forest of Bowland is dotted with charming stone villages, some of which date as far back as pre-historic times. People have been living in the parish of Barley for around 3,000 years. Now this pretty, stone village is the perfect place from which to climb imposing Pendle Hill. When you reach the 577-metre summit you’re rewarded with spectacular views of the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland. Other notable villages, include Downham, which has barely been touched since the 16th century. You might recognise it from the blockbuster Whistle Down the Wind, or more recently from the BBC drama Born and Bred. Another village that has remained delightfully traditional is Slaidburn on the banks of the River Hodder. Pop into its Heritage Centre to see the ornate 10th century Angel Stone carving and then visit the 15th century Church of St Andrew.

Our own village of Chipping Village Lancashire is a small village of around 1,000 souls. The village has a cafe, a wonderful farm shop and two thriving pubs both of which serve food and will accept pets. The village hall is a great venue with tennis courts, footbal pitch, gym and meeting rooms at your disposal. The community, through Chipping Chain, are even collaborating together with B4rn to bring fiber optic broadband in to the village. This has, in early 2018 , started to connect people at high speeds to the internet and should be at Wolfen Mill by the summer.