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...

The Friends of Beacon Fell are a group of volunteers who support activity and conservation works at this important country park in the south west of the AONB.

The Friends of Beacon Fell are establishing a wildflower meadow close to the Bowland Visitor Centre and they have been working with the HayTime project to grow plants from locally collected seeds. As the flowering season drew to a close they needed to cut the hay, so with a grant from Champion Bowland they sent two volunteers on a 'Learn to Scythe' course, held at Lancashire's very own Coronation Meadow in Slaidburn. They also purchased two scythe kits and hay rakes so that they can assist at other hay making sites as well as their own meadow in the future.

Well done to Nick, Pat and Ted!

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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