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 Church Goes Wild project at St John's church in Hurst Green has bought a moth trap with funds from Champion Bowland.

 

Church Goes Wild is a programme of events to educate and enthuse people, especially young families, about the natural world. It is run as part of St John's Eco-Congregation award activities.

Following on from a very successful moth hunt in 2014 the group decided to buy their own moth trap and loan it out to families to trap moths in a variety of habitats - from village garden to fellside garden and a plantsman's garden. Over 20 species were recorded in the first 6 trapping nights using the new equipment, which includes a trap - a big box with a light in it! - plus loupes (magnifying glasses) and identification books. The group hope to go on to trap and record lots of interesting moths in the coming months and years.

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.

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