Things To Do in Lancashire - Bleasdale, Forest of Bowland

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Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

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Things To Do in Lancashire


Cobble Hey Farm and Garndens

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens
A working farm and gardens situated in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a great day out for children,walkers and birdwatchers.

Wild Boar Park

Bowland Wild Boar Park
See and feed the wildlife including deers, llamas and goats. Great for children and great for all the family with lovely walks by the river Hodder.

The Inn at Whitehall

The Inn at Whitewell 

The Inn at Whitewell is an old fashioned-rural pub. Seasonal grouse from Lancashire Moor, pheasant and partridge from Dunsop shoot, Bowland beef and Lonk lamb from Burholme Farm are staples on the menu.

Browsholme Hall

Browsholme Hall

Browsholme Hall, is the very beautiful 16th-Century family home of the Parker family, open frequently throughout the year but checking the dates is advisable.

Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall

With almost 700 years of fascinating history in this stately home, from the battle of Bannockburn to its purchase in the 1920s, Samlesbury, together with its ghosts, provides the visitor with an amazing insight into life at Lancashire's historic home: from an ancestral home, to a school, a factory and a pub. Samlesbury Hall is open throughout the year.


For a full list of fantastic walks in and around the Forest of Bowland visit their website:

For more accessible walks ideal for pushchairs and those who prefer a shorter walk (up to three miles) there are a few listed online at

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beautiful panoramic views across Bowland and a great day out with plenty of walks, a sculpture trail and lots of year-round events.

Ribble Valley Sculpture TraiL

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

The trail runs through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, only a mile from Clitheroe town centre. It's also a lovely walk along the River Ribble. Follow points 1 to 2 of the following walk to take in the sculpture trail: download walk.




Chipping is situated in the Ribble Valley on the edge of the Trough of Bowland. A well-kept secret, this picturesque Lancashire village has won a number of best-kept village competitions including the village section of the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Britain in Bloom' competition in 2009.

Dunsop Bridge

Dunsop Bridge

The small village of Dunsop Bridge is recognised as the village closest to the centre of the British Isles.



Its babbling brook and the beautiful Coronation Gardens have earned this village the title of 'Best Kept Village in Lancashire' on many occasions.


There are plenty of family-friendly events in the area each year including the Claughton Woodland Walk, Discover Bleasdale, Building for Birds, Café Walk and Cobbley Hey.

There are also a number of traditional agricultural shows that take place across the area in villages like Bentham, Chipping, Garstang, Goosnargh and Longridge and the Hodder Valley.

To find out current events visit


Clitheroe Golf Club

Clitheroe Golf Club

Clitheroe Golf Club is situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley just south of the market town of Clitheroe. The course has been improved and extended over the years and now measures 6521 yards from the blue tees. The course is relatively flat and of easy walking and the greens have been reconstructed to USGA specification providing firm and true surfaces all year round.

Pubs and Restaurants

Dog Friendly Pub Dog

The Wheatsheaf

Traditional Pub Food

Dog Friendly Pub Dog

The Derby Arms

Gastro Pub Food / Sea Food

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