Walks, Wildlife and Workshops
With over 90 events between February and December, the new Festival Bowland programme means you can discover Bowland in every season.
Whether you want to explore beautiful landscapes, delve into intriguing heritage, seek out fantastic wildlife, learn a new skill or enjoy family activities, you’re sure to find something in this year's calendar of events.
Why not make a stick chair in March (or do some stargazing!); snap quirky Bowland with your camera in April or join a moorland safari in May?
Thanks to landowners, businesses, countryside staff and local experts, Festival Bowland has scores of opportunities to blow away those cobwebs, brush up on those wildflowers – or simply enjoy some time off in this beautiful part of Lancashire and North Yorkshire.
As usual, you'll find a number of events suitable for Trampers – a great way for the whole family to enjoy Bowland together. But be quick, as you'll need to book them in advance. And don't forget to check out those school holiday events – from Gruffalo walks to minibeast hunts. Or for something a little different, how about shelter building?
High summer brings a flowery focus, with Coronation Meadow teas and scythe training. This year's programme also has plenty of conservation days, where you can go along and help out with some practical countryside management. Browse the programme and you'll find open gardens, a musical interlude and Christmas crafts – of the coppice kind – along with the regular Legstretchers and Monday Walks.
So, whether you're new to the Forest of Bowland, or just want to find out more about a favourite spot, we hope you'll come along and enjoy Festival Bowland 2015!