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

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...

Bolton by Bowland Heritage Trail

The village of Bolton by Bowland have recently been busy putting together a new Heritage Trail booklet for the area. Champion Bowland was pleased to be able...

 

“15 Circular Walks Around Chipping” takes you along the footpaths, bridleways and quiet country lanes that surround this attractive village.  The directions are amongst the most detailed you will find in any book so there will be no excuse for getting lost!  The aim is to open up the beautiful Bowland countryside to less experienced walkers - both local residents and visitors.  The distances for each walk vary from 2 to 9 miles.  Notes on points of interest are included.  Each journey begins and ends at the steps of St Bartholomew’s Church in the village centre.  There is a public car park nearby for those driving into the village. This new edition has the benefit of being spiral bound for ease of use and publication was made possible thanks to a loan from Champion Bowland.  All proceeds will be used to support CHAOS - a village over-60’s

charity, and it is available for £5.95 in local shops.

 

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

This 'visitor-giving' project aims to increase the number of trees in villages to provide continuity when existing landmark or 'veteran' trees reach the end of their natural life. This project is currently under development with Downham Estate and local businesses.
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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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