If you are planning a weekend break, family holiday or even a day out, you have come to the right place for the unique Bowland Experience! You can find quality accommodation, attractions to visit, activities to enjoy and sample the finest local produce whilst being assured you are visiting businesses with a strong commitment to sustainability.
The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has unspoilt countryside and some rare and important wildlife. In 2005, it was the first protected area in England to be awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism.
Please use the Search facility to discover the ways to experience the Forest of Bowland through the members of the Bowland Experience.
Full web site design and maintenance at competitive rates including photography, video and e-commerce. Experienced wedding reportage and landscape photographer; journalist and copy-writier; home movie editor and transfer of VHS to DVD.
The Black Bull Now Offers Complimentary Weekend Chauffeur Driven Car Service -
Please call 01200 415 960 to book. (Minimum spend £120, parties of 2-4, Friday or Saturday, pick up 7:00 & 8:00, return 10:00 & 11:00, 25 mile radius)
Located in the picturesque village of Wray, Bridge House Farm Tea Rooms offers delicious home made food, artisan coffee by J. Atkinsons of Lancaster,
Greenfoot Garden Centre, Gallery & Gifts,
Riverside Terrace & new for 2010
Freshly baked good old fashioned buns (more than just a cupcake!). Uses local ingredients from the Forest of Bowland. Available at Benedicts of Whalley. New for 2011 Food Safari's and Artisan Food Workshops.
Accommodation - Self-catering, Wildlife including bird watching
Fully equipped self catering cottage on a working sheep and stock rearing farm with spectacular views over open countryside. The cottage sleeps 5 people and 1 baby. Family friendly, walkers and cyclists welcome, pets welcome.
Bike hire, Bike holidays, Bike sales, repairs and parts, Bike tours - Guided, Bike tours - Self Guided, Corporate events, Events and entertainment, Group activities, Mountain bike - guided tours, Mountain bike hire, Mountain bike skills courses, Mountain bike training, Outdoor Activities, Training - outdoor
Quality mountain bike hire and cycle tours with free delivery and collection anywhere in the Forest of Bowland, inc. a friendly and professional guiding service and a range of mountain bike skills courses for all abilities.
Accommodation - Bed and breakfast, Accommodation - Groups, Accommodation - Self-catering, Bike tours - Self Guided, Disability access/facilities, Gardens, Hampers, Holiday information, Local produce
We offer boutique Bed & Breakfast in Dam Head Barn and the new Garden Studio, in addition to self catering in the deluxe Blacksmith’s Cottage.
The properties are set in the protected landscape of the Forest of Bowland Area of
A lovely 2 bed-roomed holiday cottage newly converted to a high specification to include modern facilities but also using sustainable energy sources for heating and hot water. Set on our 5 acre small-holding with beautiful views over the Ribble
Accommodation - Groups, Accommodation - Hotel, Corporate events, Disability access/facilities, Events and entertainment, Fishing, Function/Meeting Room, Gardens, Hampers, Holiday information, Local produce, Restaurant, Weddings, Wildlife including bird watching
A 4-star, privately owned, country hotel with 30 bedrooms set in 23 acres of grounds and gardens. The restaurant offers fine dining with locally sourced produce and suppliers offering lunch, afternoon tea, high tea and dinner. The on site
Art and craft shop, Business Services, Corporate events, Disability access/facilities, Events and entertainment, Function/Meeting Room, Gallery, Group activities, Guided walks, Local crafts, Outdoor Activities, Photographic services, Public Relations and Marketing Services
Green Close is an innovative Arts Organisation that runs exhibitions ,workshops and projects across Bowland .We are finalists in the 2013 Lancashire Tourism Awards.
Away from the noise of town traffic and pollution, Hackings Caravan Park is a haven for birds and wildlife. Hackings Holiday Caravan Park is privately owned and has been run by the Hacking family for the last 60 years. It is a friendly park
Accommodation - Hotel, Business Services, Corporate events, Disability access/facilities, Events and entertainment, Function/Meeting Room, Group activities, Local produce, Outdoor Activities, Restaurant, Swimming pool, Weddings
Luxury events and leisure hotel in the historic city of Lancaster, Lancashire.The hotel offers an AA Rosette awarded restaurant, leisure club and beauty salon. The hotel is close to many local attractions in Lancashire, seaside resorts and the
Business Services, Corporate events, Events and entertainment, Function/Meeting Room, Heritage centre, Tea shop, Village/Town Hall, Civic Centre
A newly restored heritage building with a cafe, heritage centre incorporating a town archive and a WiFi enabled workplace for meetings, hot desking and networking.
Civic Hall with licensed bar and seating for upto 400 with dance floor,
Barn conversion in beautiful open countryside
Seven neat and cosy rooms With full en suite facilities.
Attractive lounge and dining room/restaurant.We offer chef-prepared cuisine using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.
Bike hire, Bike holidays, Bike maintenance, Bike sales, repairs and parts, Bike tours - Guided, Bike tours - Self Guided, Mountain bike hire, Mountain bike skills courses, Mountain bike training
Award winning cycle tours in the Forest of Bowland include accommodation and baggage transfers. Day hire, mountain bike guiding and training in Gisburn Forest or from our base at Settle station. Unique bike/rail trips on the Settle Carlisle
Abseiling, Accommodation - Groups, Bike hire, Bike maintenance, Bike tours - Self Guided, Events and entertainment, Group activities, Guided walks, Mountain bike hire, Mountain bike skills courses, Mountain bike training, Mountain leadership, Outdoor Activities, Rock climbing, Training - outdoor
Venues around the area for Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Archery, Mobile Climbing Wall, Raft Building, Team / Problem Solving Exercises, Earth Ball, Orienteering, Mountain Biking.
From have a go or to skill and National Govering Body
Business Services, Group activities, Guided walks, Outdoor Activities, Photographic services, Public Relations and Marketing Services, Training - outdoor
• PHOTO-WALKS and tuition for individuals and groups
• PR, MARKETING AND PUBLICITY PHOTOGRAPHY for businesses, organisations and communities
• DOCUMENTARY and recording PROJECTS for schools, organisations and communities
Accommodation - Self-catering, Local produce, Training - outdoor, Wildlife including bird watching
A peaceful getaway cottage with 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 9. Surrounded by ancient woodland and wild flower hay meadows and over looking the River Roeburn. Eco friendly building with wood gasifier heating. Located on our Organic farm with a
Bike maintenance, Bike tours - Guided, Mountain bike - guided tours, Mountain bike skills courses, Mountain bike training
Trail Motions provides Mountain Bike Skills Courses and Guided Riding for riders of all abilities. We can provide SMBLA qualified instructors for half day, full day or weekend sessions of mountain bike bliss!
Accommodation - Bed and breakfast, Accommodation - Camping, Accommodation - Groups, Accommodation - Holiday park, Accommodation - Self-catering, Accommodation - Touring caravans, Corporate events, Fishing, Function/Meeting Room, Pub, Restaurant, Tea shop, Training - outdoor, Wildlife including bird watching
Wyreside Lakes is part of the DUCHY OF LANCASTER ESTATE and has 120 acres of land divided in to several areas. There are 7 lakes for fishing, a camping / caravan site, a cosy Bed & Breakfast at the farmhouse and a 6 berth Scandinavian Lodge