Tag Archives: Forest of Bowland

#200 – Parlick Pike and Fairsnape Fell

For me, this was the beginning.  For all my adult life, the hills and mountains have been very important to me, and this is where it all began.  When I was 14 I cycled to these hills with a mate … Continue reading

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#199 – Mysterious Lancashire – Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill has an air of mystery about it.   The hill dominates the view in much of Central Lancashire, but stands separate from the Pennines, the Bowland Hills and the Yorkshire Dales which surround it.    At 557 metres (1827ft) … Continue reading

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#75 – Access to the hills and The Mass Trespass of 1932

 For those who missed it, 24th April was the 80th anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout in 1932.  The Trespass was part of a working class movement in the first half of the 20th Century to secure the … Continue reading

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#45 – Wide open spaces! – Whitendale in the Forest of Bowland

If you like your spaces to be ‘wide open’ ones, you could do a lot worse than the Forest of Bowland, a tiny bit of wildness tucked away between Lancaster and the Yorkshire Dales.  Go expecting trees and you will … Continue reading

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