COVID-19 Update

20th March 2020

In keeping with the latest Government guidance, the Forest of Bowland AONB team has taken the decision to work from home for the foreseeable future. We have postponed or cancelled all planned face-to-face events, volunteering activities, and nature and wellbeing group activities.  We will be following the latest advice on the situation from Public Health England.
This means we won’t be reachable on our main office phone number – however, we are carrying on with business as usual as far as possible and we are all still working remotely. If you have a query, please email or ring individual mobile numbers, and they’ll reply or give you a call as soon as they are able.   Or use the general Bowland email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

"Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives"

The latest Government guidance means that everyone is required to stay at home. Although we can go out for exercise, that means close to your own home. People must not travel from other areas into the Forest of Bowland AONB, and you should not travel distances within the AONB for walks or other exercise.

This helps to reduce the spread of the virus. It will also help to minimise the risk of accidents on our roads, reducing unnecessary pressure on the NHS and emergency services at this extremely difficult time. It will also support our local communities who need to access their local shops and services while maintaining the required distances from others to keep everyone safe.

In these unprecedented times, please ensure you stay up to date with the latest guidance from the Government

The outdoors will be there for us after this is all over.  

Please follow us on twitter @forestofbowland and Facebook @bowlandaonb for the latest updates from the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   Or for inspiration of what you can do from home, especially with youngsters, visit our 'At Home in Bowland' page.

Follow the links below for further support from Lancashire and Yorkshire County Councils:

Lancashire County Council

Twitter                 @LancashireCC

Facebook            @LancashireCC

Lancashire Resilience Forum


North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council

Twitter                 @northyorkscc

Facebook            @northyorkscc

North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum


With thanks and best wishes,
Forest of Bowland AONB Team