Mrs Amanda Parker JP, High Sheriff of Lancashire officially opened a shelter on the village green at Dunsop Bridge on Thursday 14th January 2016.

The shelter, built by Frank Ireland & Co Ltd, Waddington, is to provide a lasting reminder of HRH Queen Elizabeth II 's Diamond Jubilee in the village, on land kindly provided by the Duchy of Lancashire.

The shelter has been funded with money left over from local jubilee celebrations, the parish council and very kind donations from RVBC, LCC Parish Champion and Green Partnership, Champion Bowland and Ribble Valley Homes.


The shelter offers a quiet place to sit and admire the view, feed the ducks, eat a snack or wait for a bus!

Thanks to the parish council, Bowland Forest Higher Division, for delivering the project



A Selection of Projects we have funded

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...

Pollinator Patches

Lancaster Beekeepers have been busy creating pollinator patches around the villages of Caton and Hornby, and at the Crook of Lune. The patches are usually...

Dunsop village green shelter

  Mrs Amanda Parker JP, High Sheriff of Lancashire officially opened a shelter on the village green at Dunsop Bridge on Thursday 14th January 2016....

Hurst Green Church Goes Wild

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...

A Day in the Life of Bentham 2015

The Friends of Bentham Station approached Champion Bowland for a grant to help re run a project cataloguing life in Bentham using public photographers. The...

Friends of Beacon Fell Hay Meadow

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...

Knowle Green Churchyard Railings


Chipping Walks Book

  “15 Circular Walks Around Chipping” takes you along the footpaths, bridleways and quiet country lanes that surround this attractive village.  The...

AONB/RSPB Schools' Outreach Project

During the school year 2010-11, skilled teachers from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have delivered a project for 11 primary schools in...

Chipping In Bloom

‘Chipping in Bloom’ began in 2008 and its main objective is to create lasting improvements to the village for the benefit of residents, workers and...

Scorton Flower Festival

This event featured local wildflowers and information about the Forest of Bowland AONB. The Festival was a great success, attracting many visitors and now a...

Ballads of the Beast of Bowland

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...


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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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