Little Bowland is the ideal location for a cycling holiday in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

LITTLE BOWLAND   HOLIDAY COTTAGE

Loud Mythom Barn, Little Bowland Rd, Chipping, Lancashire, PR3 2TS  SD648431

Tel: 01995 61026 Email: info@littlebowland.co.uk

Walking and Cycling

Walking

Little Bowland Cottage is perfectly situated to provide plenty of opportunities for walking from easy strolls to serious hiking. The Forest of Bowland A.O.N.B. has it all. Plus easy access to the Ribble Valley, Lune Valley, Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

For wildlife walking there is Bowland Wild Boar Park, Beacon Fell Country Park and Gisburn Forest the largest forest in Lancashire with a network of forest walks and cycle trails.

Bird watchers and nature lovers will never be disappointed at every turn there will be some thing to see. The Forest of Bowland is famous for its Hen Harriers and also Peregrine Falcons and Buzzards can be seen.

You will also be with in easy reach of the Morecambe bay area for waders.

Forest of Bowland web site

Lancashire cheese trails

Creamy Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 865kb)
Crumbly Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 752kb)
Tasty Lancashire Cheese trail leaflet (PDF 745kb)

Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland

Pendle Hill Walk (PDF 892kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 1) (PDF 677kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 2) (PDF 623kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 3) (PDF 726kb)
Clitheroe Walks (No. 4) (PDF 634kb)
Slaidburn to Dunsop Bridge (PDF 1,859kb)
Dunsop to Chipping (PDF 1326kb)
Gisburn Forest Guide (PDF 313kb)
Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (PDF 232kb)
Stocks Reservoir Walk (PDF 610kb)
Tolkien Trail, Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien (PDF 380kb)

Forest of Bowland AONB Map (PDF 4,589kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB General Information (PDF 4,029kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB Access Land (PDF 6,420kb)
Forest of Bowland AONB Treading Carefully (PDF 268kb)

Birding in Bowland Leaflet (PDF 5.5mb)

Cycling

Little Bowland is the ideal location for a cycling holiday in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty A.O.N.B. and the Ribble Valley. We have quiet country lanes and leafy bridleways perfect for family cycling. For the more adventurous we have moorland tracks and hill climbs aplenty.

For cyclists we have a lockable outbuilding for bikes and drying area for wet weather gear. If you are touring we can also provide an essential supplies basket for your arrival.

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Cycling Leaflets

Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (PDF 5.7mb)

Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (PDF 232kb)

Bowland By Bike (PDF 3,466kb)

North Lancashire Bridleway ( most sections also suitable for walking and cycling) (2.48mb PDF)

The Pennine Bridleway (PDF 2.73mb)

The Pennine Bridleway Settle Loop (PDF 4.4mb)

 

Recommended maps

Ordnance Survey OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale, OS Explorer Map sheet OL21 South Pennines and Landranger Map sheet 103.

Please follow the Countryside Code (PDF 268kb)

 

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Walking and Cycling Forest of Bowland Chipping Lancashire

We provide the following facilities for walkers and cyclists

• A separate space for drying outdoor clothing and footwear, so clothes can dry overnight.

• Access to boot scrapes with a water supply for cleaning boots and outdoor clothing.

• First Aid kit

• Details of nearest doctor, dentist, hospital, and all night chemist

• Maps and books available for reference on walking in the area

• Weather information for the area available on request

· Lockable garage for storage of bicycles

· Access to water point for washing bicycles

· Emergency cycle and puncture repair kit

· Details of nearest cycle hire outlets and repair/spares shops

· Information on available cycle carriage facilities.

Walking and Cycling Forest of Bowland Chipping Lancashire

Walking and Cycling Forest of Bowland Chipping Lancashire

....ideal for a walking or cycling holiday