Holiday accommodation in the Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B.

Holiday accommodation in the Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B.

Self catering holiday cottages, apartments and bed and breakfast B & B accommodation in the Forest of Bowland Lancashire.

Holiday information links for the Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B.

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Forest of Bowland Discovery Guide (PDF)

Bowland by Bus (PDF 1.92mb)

Forest of Bowland Fishing (PDF 1.82mb)

Information about the nature and wildlife of the Forest of Bowland web site

Visitor Attractions and things to do

Scorton Steam a Lancashire steam fair a perfect family day out web site

Bowland Wildboar Park web site

Stocks Reservoir the largest fly fishery in the North West of England web site

Hodder Valley Show A traditional agricultural and horticultural show. web site

Cycle hire, tours and guiding in the Forest of Bowland web site

Explore Forest of Bowland Food

Lancashire cheese trails

Creamy Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 865kb)
Crumbly Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 752kb)
Tasty Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 745kb)

The Ribble Valley Food Trail (PDF 3.0mb)

Taste Bowland food directory (PDF 6.8mb)

Forest of Bowland Teashop Map (1.0mb)

Forest of Bowland Villages

Dunsop Bridge (PDF 2.3mb)

Slaidburn Village (PDF 2.9mb)

Chipping Village (PDF 2.85mb)

Chipping village web site

Slaidburn Village Hall and Village web site

Downham Village web site

Bolton by Bowland web site

Gisburn village web site


Helen Shaw photographs of the Forest of Bowland, Ribble and Hodder valley

Forest of Bowland web site

Visit Lancashire web site

Lancashire County Council Environment Department web site

Walks and pubs in the forest of Bowland web site



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The spectacular Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B. is the ideal base for a walking and cycling holidays or a riding holiday. 

Historical attractions include Ribchester Museum and Roman remains, Cromwell's Bridge, Clitheroe Castle and Whalley Abbey. Plus many ancient and attractive village Churches such as at Slaidburn and Chipping.

We have many picturesque villages with old houses pleasant village greens craft shops and traditional village Inns a plenty.

For walking bird watching and enjoying the views The Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B. has it all from easy strolls along leafy lanes and footpaths to serious hiking. Plus easy access to the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

We are also not too far from city life for shopping, museums, art galleries, sport and night life with Manchester, Preston and Leeds within easy reach.

Fly Fishing in Bowland

Stocks Fly Fishery

Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. It was created in the early 1930s by flooding the village of Dale Head and adjacent farmland to provide drinking water for the Fylde. Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality, the perfect place for a days fly fishing. Also Tackle Shop and cafe

Bank House Fly Fishery

At 2½ acres Bank House is only a small water but it is far from just another hole in the ground. It has been carefully planned and designed with fly fishing and wildlife in mind and a total of twelve small islands are scattered over the water giving the fishery a network of slow swims and pools. Also Fishing Tackle Shop for the Lancaster area .

Also available at Bank House Lune River Salmon and Sea Trout, Halton and Skerton Permits.

Forest of Bowland Fishing (PDF 1.82mb)