Welcome to the Friends of Bowland

A Local group of The Conservation volunteers

2017 Programme Blog post


2017 programme PDF

If you are interested in conserving and/or learning about the Bowland landscape and its wildlife and flora then we would be delighted to welcome you.

The logo of the Friends of Bowland shows the flower Myosotis x bollandica – a variety of forget me not that was recently first identified in Bowland.

Why join the Friends of Bowland?

  • Help to look after Bowland’s heritage for future generations
  • Learn new skills and hobbies from experts
  • Find out and appreciate more about Bowland’s heritage
  • Meet other people who care about Bowland – make new friends
  • Share your knowledge and skills influence the future!

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Sat 10th Dec we’ll have a walk in Gisburn Forest and have a look at the practical work we’ve been doing these past 3 years. I’ll bring some mulled wine and a bit of cake and a few mince pies and a sausage for each dog. This time last year we had the most horrendous rainfall and the 3 (maybe 4?) of us that went up to Gisburn Forest struggled to get there and then got soaked. Gisburn Forest was all but deserted..no wonder! I think Finn (the dog) enjoyed it the most. If you would like to come along for a pre Christmas walk then let me know. 10am start from School Lane Car park - about 3 hours. ... See MoreSee Less

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Pendle Circular Walk Saturday 19th Nov Meet at Barley car park at 10am.

A circular walk taking in three of Pendle's picturesque villages. A riverside walk takes you from Barley to Roughlee, where after passing Roughlee Old Hall and crossing the stepping stones, there is a short climb to reveal a wonderful panorama of Pendle Hill. The walk then follows the ridge along Noggarth before briefly descending and then ascending to reach Newchurch in Pendle. The walk then drops down across a few fields to Heys Lane, which is followed back in to Barley. 5.6 miles 2 and a 1/4 miles.
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