Ordnance Survey calculated that the geographical centre of Great Britain is located on a remote hillside above Dunsop Bridge. This three-day itinerary takes you – literally – to the centre of the kingdom and goes on to explore some of the beautiful landscapes and pretty villages of the Forest of Bowland on foot and by bike.
Stretching from the high fells of the Bleasdale Horseshoe to the sharply edged ridge of Longridge Fell, the southwestern fringe of the Forest of Bowland combines amazing, striking scenery with rich farmland and superb local produce.
This action-packed five-day break explores some of the beautiful landscapes and pretty villages of the Forest of Bowland. It's the perfect itinerary for couples or adventurous families to discover this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on foot and by bike.
Pendle's slopes and summit have the wilderness feel of genuinely unspoiled landscapes and yet this famous hill lies within easy reach of Blackburn, Burnley, Preston, Manchester and the wider northwest. For walkers, there are at least seven different routes to the top and a wealth of walks through the pretty villages and picturesque valleys surrounding the hill. On a clear
Despite its proximity to the historic city of Lancaster, the north-western fringe of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty retains the wild and rugged nature that characterises the Forest ofBowland. Bounded by the rivers Wyre and Lune, the fells that dominate the skyline above Lancaster are amongst the highest in Bowland - Clougha Pike and Tarnbrook Fell – and offer
In the hills above the picturesque village of Slaidburn there’s a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts just waiting to be explored. This pristine upland landscape in Lancashire’s undiscovered rural hinterland is a hidden gem with more in common with the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands than the post-industrial mill towns in the south of the county.