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Forest of Bowland walking map

Each pin is located at the exact starting point of each walk, so you can usually get directions straight to a parking spot.

Most of my walks in the Forest of Bowland are easy, but there are also some good medium walks, which usually take around four hours to complete.

I do occasionally head out of Lancashire so there are some other walks that can be viewed if the map is zoomed out. There are especially some great walks in the Yorkshire Dales which are worth checking out.

Bowland Map Legend

Blue STARS 2017 walks
Black Pins 2016 walks
Orange Pins 2015 walks
Purple Pins 2014 walks
Green Pins 2013 walks
Yellow Pins 2012 walks
Red Pins 2011 walks
Blue Pins older walks

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The Forest of Bowland

For the last few years I have gradually explored the Forest of Bowland AONB, which covers a large part of Lancashire and a small part of Yorkshire. I have discovered some remote places along the way, which I think are as scenic as any in England.

The Forest of Bowland has fairly low lying fells compared with the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales – and obviously the Lake District. However, some of Bowland’s fells are around 500m and present a good challenge. Many of my walks are aimed at families and beginners. There are some great places to get started such as Beacon Fell Country Park or Brock Bottom which is nearby.

Sometimes you could walk for miles without seeing anybody. That’s the beauty of walking in the Forest of Bowland.


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