Festival organisers plan an eventful month in Bowland

The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. (s)
The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. (s)
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From storytelling to stool making and bat watching to bird walks, Festival Bowland has some great events coming up in June.

Enjoy an evening ramble from Scorton with Wyre Council’s Legstretcher walk on Friday June 2nd then pack some sandwiches and join them for their regular Monday walk around Garstang on June 5th.

Bring your torch on Wednesday, June 7th, and go bats about Bowland in Slaidburn when people will be able to find out all about bats’ roosting behaviour and then take a walk to see them emerge from their roosts as night falls.

For those who love the countryside, but can’t walk as far as they used to, then the Dunsop valley Tramper trek and ramble on June 8th might be just the thing. Trampers can be booked in advance, but there are limited numbers available so people are advised to book in advance.

People can also head for the hills on Saturday, June 10th, when the RSPB will lead a moorland walk from Slaidburn looking for some of Bowland’s special upland birds including ring ouzel, merlin and, for those who are very lucky, England’s rarest bird of prey, the hen harrier.

Alternatively, why not spend an hour in Gisburn Forest on Sunday June 11th with storyteller Sue Allonby. A great event for families with children of four years and over, there will be a wander through the woodland before gathering for storytime.

For budding craft-folk, on Sunday, June 11th, there’s the chance to make your very own rustic log stool using a shave horse over at Cobble Hey Farm near Garstang.

To round of a packed month, Clearbeck garden near Bentham will once again be opening its doors in aid of charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, June 25th. Sculpture, follies and a two acre lake all feature in this picturesque corner of the AONB.

Places on most events, although not all, need to be booked in advance.

Further details, including times, ticket prices and booking contact information, are available on the Forest of Bowland AONB website at www.forestofbowland.com/Festival-Bowland-Events or by calling the AONB office on 01200 448000.