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Forest of Bowland Lancashire

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Eurasian Oystercatcher
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Phil Slade
Date
21 June 2019
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The Forest of Bowland lies between Lancaster and Clitheroe. The 'forest' is mainly an extensive area of moorland and steep sided valleys.

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The village of Dunsop Bridge SD660502 is a good centre with car park, toilets and shop. There is a bus service from Clitheroe. By car take take the B6478 from Clitheroe via Waddington to Newton (7 miles); turn left on the unclassified road for a further 2.1 miles down the Hodder Valley to Dunsop Bridge. If you want to see the best you will have to walk!

Access

There is no open access to the fells, which is to the great benefit of the wildlife. However, there are a number of footpaths which will take you into quite rugged country. They are mainly in the area owned by United Utilities. Recommended is the track from Dunsop Bridge running up the Dunsop Valley to Brennand and Whitendale and from the Trough of Bowland road, paths to Hareden and Langden. To avoid disturbance please keep to the paths.

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