Farmer's Slow the Flow Workshop – 19th October

26th September 2017

As part of a series of events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Wray floods, farmers are being invited to a workshop about natural flood management next month.

Natural flood management, sometimes known as "Slow the Flow", looks at ways of working with natural processes to store water in the landscape in order to try and slow its movement downstream.

The free workshop will take place at Hornby Institute on the morning of Thursday 19th October and will involve a series of short presentations followed by a visit to a local farm to see demonstration projects on the ground. 

Slow the flow methods are currently being trialled in projects around the country in an attempt to try and help reduce the damaging impacts of flooding on local communities and those further along the catchment. Techniques range from peatland restoration and woodland planting to swales and leaky dams.

Farmers and landowners in the Roeburndale, Hindburndale and Littledale areas, along with those around Keasden and the Upper Wenning, are being invited to attend the workshop, which will also include lunch.

Anyone interested in finding out more, or booking a place on the session, is asked to contact Sandra Silk at the Forest of Bowland AONB office by telephoning 01200 448000 or by emailing