Golden Anniversary

Brock Bluebells2014 marked 50 years since the designation of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, follow this link for an history of the designation. (211)

Celebrations in 2014 included a special gala dinner and awards to recognise and celebrate the work of some of the many groups, businesses and individuals whose dedication, time and skills contribute to the Forest of Bowland's unique sense of place, its landscape, wildlife and communities – true Bowland Champions.

We have also produced a fantastic 2014 edition of our Discovery Guide, along with a special Festival Bowland events programme.  Bowland Scrapbook was also produced containing fantastic stories and old photographs, all generously contributed by members of the public as part of our 50th Anniversary year celebrations.

Bowland Revealed  - an exciting arts offer designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, began in 2014 and will run until the end of 2015.