The Garden Cottage Self Catering Accommodation, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

The Garden Cottage - Self Catering Accommodation, Preston

These two circular walks start from our doorstep

The Garden Cottage Circulars (2.1mb PDF file)

We are part of Welcome Walkers and Welcome Cyclists

Walking in the Forest of Bowland

Some nice local walks:

Bluebells and Woodland Delights from Cobble Hey (pdf)

Delph Quarry Circular Walk (pdf)

Calder Vale Walk: River, Hill and Valley (pdf)

Grizedale Valley & Nicky Nook (pdf)

A bit further afield, but very enjoyable:

Scorton Picnic Site (pdf)

Scorton - 'The Priory' Trails (pdf)

Wyreside Lakes Fishery – Tramper Trail (pdf)

Dunsop Bridge Circular Walk (pdf)

Dunsop Bridge – Tramper Trail (pdf)

Gisburn Forest – Tramper Trail (pdf)

Stocks Reservoir Circular (pdf)

Tolkien Trail, Walk in the footsteps of author J.R.R. Tolkien (pdf)

Garstang Walking Festival.

Always very popular and with lots to see and do in Wyre's stunning countryside.

About the Forest of Bowland

Forest of Bowland AONB Discovery Guide (pdf)

Countryside Code (pdf)

Horse Riding / Trekking

Braeden Pony Trekking Centre web site

Cycling in the Forest of Bowland

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell has a short mountain bike trail, plenty of parking and a cafe serving light lunches, lovely cakes and refreshments. Walking and cycling on quiet roads and lanes amidst beautiful scenery.

Wyresdale (pdf)

Lune Valley (pdf)

Rivers Lune & Wyre (pdf)

Scorton (pdf)

Grizedale and Bleasdale (pdf)

Salter Fell - Cross O'Greet Circuit (pdf)

Gisburn Forest

Gisburn Forest Mountain Bike Trails (pdf)

Gisburn Forest, an upland forest managed by Forest Enterprise, on the edge of Stocks Reservoir. Eextensive network of mountain bike trails. Plenty of parking.

Gisburn Mountain Bike Trails web site

Gisburn Forest Family cycle route leaflet (pdf)

Dunsop Bridge - Dunsop Valley 8km (1 hour) (pdf)

Bowland By Bike (pdf)

Cycling around Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lune Valley

Cycling for All (pdf)

Cycling for All 2 (pdf)

Preston Canal Cycle Route (pdf)

Lancaster Morecambe Hest Bank circular route (pdf)

Not brought your bike? Hire one with Cycle Adventure.

Forest of Bowland
Stunning views all year round.
© B.P.Tyrer


Forest of Bowland
Forest of Bowland. © B.P.Tyrer

Hare, Forest of Bowland
Try your hand at Hare watching in the Forest of Bowland. © B.P.Tyrer

Bluebells,Calder Vale
Spring flowers, Calder Vale. © B.P.Tyrer

Stocks Reservoir, Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest
Stocks Reservoir and Gisburn Forest.
© B.P.Tyrer

Stocks Reservoir, Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest
Stocks Reservoir. © B.P.Tyrer

Beacon Fell, Forest of Bowland
Beacon Fell. © B.P.Tyrer

Beacon Fell Country Park, Forest of Bowland
Beacon Fell Country Park, for walking, mountain bike trails, birdwatching and delicious cakes. © B.P.Tyrer

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