in the North West of England, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural
Beauty (AONB) covers 312sq miles of rural Lancashire and North Yorkshire and includes
the famous landmark Pendle Hill.
The Forest of Bowland offers opportunity
for personal enjoyment of some of the most remote and rugged walking in the North
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of Bowland - Visitor Guide
Visitor Centre, Fell House Beacon Fell Country Park, Goosnargh, Preston
reference: SD 582 422 |
Small mammals and
kit:||Walking shoes. Tree guide or
Sika Deer - best viewed
in Gisburn Forest.
Rabbits and hares are frequent and are easily spotted. Stoats and
weasels can be seen running across the road or clambering over the
dry stone walls.
Birds of prey - Owls and Hen Harriers.
Summer - as many as 11 species of dragonflies and damselflies may
be seen around the ponds during the summer months.
Visitor Centre - located in Beacon Fell Country Park in the Forest of Bowland
The extension to the Bowland Visitor Centre provides a wet and
dry study area and cloakroom facilities for use by schools.
access: The park is an isolated hill rising 266m above sea level. A tarmac road
runs around the park and is subject to traffic control which makes it a "one
way" system, clockwise. All the facilities and car parks are accessible from
the circuit road and the main car parks are metalled. The toilet block consists
of a Radar key accessible toilet. All terrain electric buggies are available free
are public transport links from Preston to Longridge and Chipping, both approximately
3 miles from the Park.
Bowland Visitor Centre Opening Times - Easter to September:
Monday - Friday 9.30am-6.00pm, Saturday 9.30am-6.30pm, Sunday 9.30am-6.30pm.
Bank Holidays 9.30am-6.30pm.
October to Easter
- Seven days a week 10.00am-5.00pm.
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