Lots of fun is hatching out in Bowland area

BURHOLME BRIDGE 1 Burholme Bridge and the River Hodder in the Forest Of Bowland. 27010114-1
BURHOLME BRIDGE 1 Burholme Bridge and the River Hodder in the Forest Of Bowland. 27010114-1
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As Easter and the school holidays approach, Bowland is a great place to find some fantastic events. That’s the message from the Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership which looks after the Festival Bowland annual programme of activities.

Sandra Silk, Project Officer with the AONB said, “Easter is often the time when people start getting out and about in the countryside after the winter months and we’ve tried to make sure there are events throughout the Easter period.”

Festival Bowland seasonal events get a great start thanks to the Beacon Fell Country Park Easter Trail this Saturday, March 26 with the fun kicking off at 11am.

You can also join the rangers for an early morning brown hare walk at Bleasdale on Sunday, April 3 or perhaps one of Wyre Council’s regular Garstang Monday walks the following day. And if you’re in Wyre, why not make the most of Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens café after the Cobble Hey Legstretcher on Friday, April 8.

Saturday, April 9 has two events on offer, with RSPB’s Moorland Safari Walk from Slaidburn looking for some of the area’s special bird life, and the family friendly Heard the Buzz? at Downham Village Hall, which has crafty activities on a bee and butterfly theme.

The Abbeystead landscape will provide inspiration on Thursday, April 14 when an experienced tutor will take creative folk “From Fleece to Felt” and help them produce a beautiful piece to take home. (There are limited places for this event so early booking is recommended.)

And finally, for a good leg stretch, why not go along on Saturday, April 23 and climb Pendle Hill? This is the first of three spring-time opportunities to find out more about the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership project which is currently at the development stage. Details of all the above events, including booking information where needed, can be found in the Festival Bowland 2016 programme at www.forestofbowland.com/Festival-Bowland-Events or by contacting the AONB office on 01200 448000.