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Forest of Bowland features in National Geographic

Posted on - 26th February, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Proud Preston, Ribble Valley News, Wildlife and Conservation
Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland Pic: Matthew Hartley

The Forest of Bowland features in the National Geographic for its enchanting mystery and gorgeous landscapes.

The spellbinding forest also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of gritstone fells, encircled by deep valleys and moorland of peat, found mostly in the north-east region of Lancashire.

A land with a deep history peopled by Vikings, witches and kings is what the ‘wonders of the world’ magazine highlights from the get go.

The article is an informative travel piece with the title being ‘ What to do in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire’.

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Advising people to saunter through the Ribble Valley Tolkien Trail, taking the same journey author, JRR Tolkien, took who was inspired by his visits to write The Lord of the Rings.

Renting an e-bike is put forward to ‘wind through woodlands rich in birdlife’, and mainly for an easier journey through the six-mile route.

Holmes Mill – based in the heart of Clitheroe, is recommended to stop by when in the area for authentic and hearty Lancashire meals.

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The writer, Daniel Stables, said: “The most notorious chapter in the Forest of Bowland’s history concerns the witch trials of 1612, a storm of hysteria and suspicion that resulted in 10 people — eight women and two men — being put to death.”

Divulging readers to go on the Pendle Witch Trail looking onward to a picturesque and hilly countryside.

The Goosnargh Gin covered plenty of times by Blog Preston, is noted as liked, this comes as no surprise as the distillery has won awards for its ‘signature’ gin and wines.

In the end, Bolton-by-Bowland, Coach and Horses, and Gibbon Bridge hotel are all recommended for a comfortable accommodation to rest in after a long day of sight-seeing.

To find out more read the article on the National Geographic website.

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