The Forest of Bowland or Bowland Fells as it is sometimes referred to is situated in Lancashire the North West of England roughly between Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.
Bowland is surrounded by Clitheroe to the south, Lancaster to the west, Hornby to the north and Settle to the east.
It is a very pleasant drive after leaving the M6 at Junction 30 travelling along the A59 past British Aerospace Engineering at Samlesbury and then through the beautiful small town of Clitheroe. Once in Clitheroe follow the B6478 through Waddington and then over the fells into the trough of Bowland.
One of the most popular destination for visitors to the Forest of Bowland is Dunsop Bridge due to its central location. Dunsop Bridge is also the starting point for a popular walk to the geographical centre of the United Kingdom.
The postcode for the car park at Dunsop Bridge is BB7 3BB. Of course there are many more beautiful areas in Bowland so please visit our places and walks pages to find out more.
Surprisingly the Forest of Bowland is relatively unheard of by the British population and its location is not that obvious on a map as its surrounded by the national parks of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales. When asked where we live and we reply "the Forest of Bowland" we often find ourselves explaining where exactly it is.
The word 'Forest' does not mean trees (As we first thought) when it refers to The Forest of Bowland.
Forest in this case is used with its traditional meaning of a 'Royal Hunting Ground'.
It was once populated by animals such as deer, wild boar, wolves, wild cats and game. Today much of the Forest of Bowland is owned by the British Crown and is still used for shooting pheasant, grouse, partridge and other game.
Bowland boasts many historical buildings and architecture such as Cromwell's Bridge to the right.
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Cromwell's Bridge & Margaret Woodward by Jason Merrin
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