Grants for small scale environmental projects in the Forest of Bowland AONB


Champion Bowland received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant in early 2014. The Bowland Scrapbook Project, was given £10,000 to collect and record memories in the Forest of Bowland since 1964 when it was formally designated as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" (AONB).

The Bowland Scrapbook was published in November 2014 and you can view the book here via Joomag

The Scrapbook contains some fantastic stories and old photographs, all generously contributed by members of the public as part of our 50th Anniversary year celebrations. It is now available at a number of local shops and galleries around the Forest of Bowland AONB, for a small donation of £5 per copy which goes to Champion Bowland:

Bashall Barn, nr Clitheroe

Brabins Gallery & shop, Chipping

Bridge House farm tea room, Wray

Hundson's ice cream shop, Chatburn

Longridge Heritage Centre

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

Puddleducks Café & shop, Dunsop Bridge

Scorton Post Office

Settle Tourist Information Centre

Slaidburn Stores & Post Office


View our digital archive on our History Pin channel

Please get in touch via the AONB Office 01200 448000