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The Forest of Bowland was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964 because the landscape was thought to be of national importance and worthy of protection. The primary purpose of this designation is to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, to keep the Forest of Bowland special.

Pendle hill is not just famous for the Pendle witch trials (1612) but also the place where George Fox (1652) had a vision  which led to the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends or Quaker movement.

The Forest of Bowland Discovery Guide (PDF 9.88mb) is a comprehensive guide to this hidden gem in the heart of Lancashire. Forest of Bowland web site


Stocks Reservoir is the largest fishery in the North West of England. Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality, the perfect place for a days fly fishing. Full and half day bank and boat fishing tickets available. Tuition and guide service available see Stocks Reservoir website.

Walking and Cycling

See the Forest of Bowland AONB walking page