Outstanding Week

10th August 2016

AONBs are some of the most beautiful, cherished and outstanding landscapes in Britain. They are vibrant landscapes which offer a wealth of opportunities for everyone to enjoy them.

Outstanding Week is an opportunity for you to get involved and get out into our outstanding landscapes to enjoy country shows, dark sky discovery nights, walking festivals, archaeology walks, wood fairs, foraging and local food festivals, wildlife walks, coastal and marine days, thatching courses, drystone walling competitions, charcoal making, bioblitz, inspiration through art and many, many  other activities.

We have lots going on here in the Forest of Bowland, so why not join us?

Catch the Wind!

Sunday 18th September, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Gisburn Forest Hub

Kite making and flying with Alan Poxon.

Booking essential.  Call 01200 448000 or email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk

£2.50 per child, accompanying adults free

Autumn Colour in the Grizedale Valley

Thursday 22nd September, 10.30am – 2.00pm, Scorton

An autumnal walk and Tramper trek down this beautiful valley.

Booking essential. Call 01995 602125 or email garstangtic@wyre.gov.uk


Autumn Bat Walk

Friday 23rd September, 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Brungerley Park, Clitheroe

Wrap up warm and bring a torch for this evening bat walk with Phil Dykes.

For more information call 01200 448000 or email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk

£2.50 per adult, accompanied children come free

Seed Collecting!

Saturday 24th September, 10.00am – 12 noon, Slaidburn

A morning collecting seed from meadow species to sow or grow.

Booking essential. Call 01200 448000 or email sarah.robinson@lancashire.gov.uk


Discover the Stars

Saturday 24th September, 8.00pm – 10.00pm, Beacon Fell Country Park

Join amateur astronomer, Robert Ince, for a fascinating journey through the constellations.  Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies and there'll be powerful telescopes to use too!

Booking essential.  Call 07511 403702 or book via Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/robert-ince-7214874047?s=48411800


Full details of all our Outstanding Week events are available at www.forestofbowland.com/Festival-Bowland-Events

For information about Outstanding events throughout the country, go to www.landscapesforlifeevents.org.uk