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Best campsites for the Forest of Bowland AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In 2005 this was the first area in England to be included in the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas. This celebrated the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty's work in championing environmentally friendly tourism while still supporting the local economy.

This is a timeless place, with huge skies, rugged moors, granite farms and cottages clinging to the ancient landscape. The AONB comprises 803 square kilometres, spread over Lancashire and North Yorkshire, around Pendle Hill and the River Ribble. With so much unspoilt landscape, there’s plenty of wildlife and birds like the protected hen harrier are at home amidst the heather.

Explore this wild and windswept region with its abandoned lime kilns, quarries and sawmills. Place names here have direct links to Saxon and Norse times, and even the fields still show signs of cultivation from centuries ago. It’s like a window looking back in time to another world.

Top Forest of Bowland AONB Camping Options

The pretty, tree-lined approach to Riverside leads into an attractive park, owned by the Marshall family since the late 1960s. Nestling in beautiful countryside, alongside...

Bridge House Marina Caravan Park is a family-owned and family-run site, located on the banks of the Picturesque Lancaster canal, which is ideal for long...

Beacon Fell View commands a beautiful view across the Ribble Valley. There are a total of 438 pitches, 75 for tourers, all with 10A electricity...

In a very attractive setting, this park is located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the whole area a paradise for hill-walking, fishing and...