Discover Bowland 2024

Discover Bowland 2024 is the official guide to the Forest of Bowland National Landscape featuring walks, short-break itineraries, events, family activities and more! It is a handy A5 size which our visitors have found so useful to pop into their bag or rucksack.

The guide is host to enticing features, stories and useful information about the National Landscape:
2024 marks 60 years since the designation of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and coincides with celebrating our new name as a National Landscape, making this a fantastic year to explore and enjoy this beautiful area.

We have a new name and logo, but this is still the same beautiful place it’s always been. A place where people live and work and come to breathe.

Join Festival Bowland and experience a whole variety of events throughout the seasons. From winter dark sky adventures and spring moorland safaris, to summer days enjoying our iconic meadows and autumn foraging and feasting – there is something to discover for everyone.

We’re celebrating 60 years of the Forest of Bowland with a roaming exhibition, featuring our 2023 photography competition entries. –Our shortlisted images are also featured in this guide!

And what an industrious year we’ve had in the team, developing and delivering a variety of projects. Find out about new peatland restoration practices, our bumble bee helpers, how we’re breaking down barriers on access to the countryside and how you can plan your next car-free visit to Bowland!
Enjoy making new memories in the Forest of Bowland National Landscape!