Local photography enthusiasts raise money for charity calendar

The cover of the calendar is a photo of Hay Meadow at Bell Sykes in Slaidburn and was taken by Alan Kilduff.
The cover of the calendar is a photo of Hay Meadow at Bell Sykes in Slaidburn and was taken by Alan Kilduff.

The Forest of Bowland 2018 calendar is now on sale and captures the unique sense of place of this beautiful area.


Featuring some wonderful, seasonal landscape and wildlife photographs, funds raised from the calendar will support a range of great local projects.

The February image is of a Bowland Frog and was taken by Margaret Mortimer.

The February image is of a Bowland Frog and was taken by Margaret Mortimer.

Profits from calendar sales will be donated to Champion Bowland - a charity working to enhance the outstanding landscape of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It does this by raising funds from visitor donations and charitable activity and these funds are then awarded to local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors.

Recently the charity has been able to support the Dunsop Bridge village green shelter and the Church Goes Wild project at St John's church, Hurst Green. Visit the website for a full list of supported projects www.championbowland.org.uk. Buying this calendar helps Champion Bowland to continue this important work.

The photographs in the latest calendar were all kindly shared by residents and visitors to the area via the Forest of Bowland website - www.forestofbowland.com/visitor-photogallery - and all the images submitted can be viewed there. Keen photographers are still able to upload their photographs to the website where they have the chance of being chosen as "photo of the week", or even appearing in print in the AONB's 2019 calendar.

September is an image of Stocks Reservoir Boats by Pauline Phizacklea.

September is an image of Stocks Reservoir Boats by Pauline Phizacklea.

Copies of the new calendar can be purchased online for £8 at http://forestofbowland.com/Forest-Bowland-AONB-Shop or in local Tourist Information Centres and businesses.