Project Description

Outstanding scenery, picturesque villages, charming tea rooms and a network of Quiet Lanes – all waiting to be explored. And what better way to do it than by bike? Silently travelling around this area of outstanding natural beauty under your own power, coming across hidden gems around every corner, this truly is a spectacular area for biking enthusiasts of all types and levels:

There’s a great selection of cycling routes in the Forest of Bowland area, found on the website Riders choose the distance they’d like to cover and what facilties they’d like to have on the ride (eg toilets, picnic tables, café), and the most suitable routes are shown.

Each route has its own name, the name of the local town or village, distance in miles and kilometres, the approximate travelling time, and the option to download the route as a detailed PDF file with detailed map, GPS waypoints, and detailed descriptions of the routes.

Bowland by Bike – The Bowland by Bike leaflet details five stunning cycle routes in and around the Forest of Bowland. These routes vary in length and surface and have been selected to give you a flavour of the excellent cycling opportunities available throughout the AONB.

Click to download Bowland by Bike leaflet in PDF format