Ten Years of Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland

Champion Bowland provides easily accessible small grants for local projects which benefit the environment, local communities and visitors within the Forest of Bowland AONB. Champion Bowland raises funds from visitor donations, charitable activities and other sources. We are proud of introducing individuals and groups to the unique landscape and culture of the Forest of Bowland through school visits or funding Trampers (off-road mobility scooters).

Latest Award

Our latest award: Thornley Community Space

The former Thornley School is being transformed by volunteers into a community space for local people, visitors, tourists and the wider Forest of Bowland...

Lancashire Best Kept Village

The organisers of this competition received a grant to purchase a digital projector and screen which they will use to assist in the training of their judges...

Bleasdale Bird Hide

The bird hide near Bleasdale Cottages was originally built ten years ago with support from the AONB's sustainable development fund. Owners Robert and Anne...

This piece of outdoor theatre was run by Spot On in partnership with local families from the Hodder Valley. 17 young people developed a performance celebrating the AONB's 50 years, and put this on for an audience of 157 people in the heart of Gisburn forest.

Workshops took place in the village hall with Blaize Theatre artists helping participants to write music, create scenes and build props. Everyone was committed to the project and the feedback from participants and the audience was very positive.

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Donations

Help Champion Bowland keep Bowland special.

Donate online via BT MyDonate CLICK HERE

 

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Look out for our Donation Boxes in local Tourist Businesses.

Landmark Trees

NEW SPRING 2019 ! Ash dieback. Increasing storms bringing down centuries old Beech trees. Service providers damaging roots of our street trees. The threats to our landmark trees have never been greater.We want to plant the next generation of Landmark Trees in Bowland for future generations. This 'visitor-giving' project aims to work with local businesses, visitors and residents . READ MORE about how you can take part and nominate your 'Landmark' Tree. 
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PHOTO: Our FIRST Landmark Tree: The Seafood Pub Company’s Nina Finn plants the first sapling for Champion Bowland’s Landmark Trees initiative outside the Assheton Arms in Downham – watched by (from left to right): Sandra Silk, Paul Reynolds, Issie Kenyon, Robin Gray, Lady Clitheroe, Mike Pugh and Hetty Byrne.

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Shop Online

Support Champion Bowland by indulging in some retail therapy. 

Take a look at our fantastic new Bowland clothing and merchandise range produced for us by The Bowland Clothing Company based in Ribchester. 60% of the profits from these sales will be donated to Champion Bowland.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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