The Festival Continues!

10th October 2022

As we step into autumn, the Festival Bowland programme is looking forward to finding out all about Bowland's dark skies; embracing the turning seasons and anticipating flower-filled summer days ahead. (Because now's the time to start planning!)

Wildflower plug potsCreate & Maintain a Mini Wildflower Meadow or Pollinator Patch (ONLINE)

Wed, 26 October, 13:00 – 14:00

Whether you want a wildflower patch in your garden or your village, join Carol Edmondson, Bowland Hay Time Officer, for advice and inspiration.

One of the best ways to help our pollinators is to provide them with an abundance of natural food. Sowing native seed, watching it grow and feed your local wildlife is not only satisfying but can be therapeutic too. Now is the ideal time to source your seed and prepare the ground!

Get inspiration from past and present projects and learn how to prepare your patch, where to source your seed and long term maintenance.

Free, but booking essential. Please email

Wellbeing Walk - Garstang

Mon, 7 November, 10:30 – 11:30

Cherestanc Square, off Park Hill Rd, Garstang, PR3 1EF

And every Monday in November.

Join Wyre Coast and Countryside Service volunteer walk leaders for a relaxed walk along the footpaths and tracks of Garstang`s countryside and historic market town, taking in fresh air and enjoying the views of the River Wyre, Lancaster Canal, farm fields and the Bowland hills.

This is an easy walk lasting up to 1 hour and we aim to be accessible to all.

No need to book, just turn up.

For more information on this and other Walking Wyre walks please contact  or call the Duty Ranger for any specific enquiries on 07976 650803

Pendle's Night Skies (MORE PLACES NOW ADDED.)Image by Lee Hunt,Andromeda Galaxy

Thu, 10 November, 19:00 – 20:30

Barley, nr Burnley

Join us for an exciting talk by Lee Hunt where he'll take you on a virtual journey through the night skies of Pendle, from our planetary neighbours to distant galaxies.  

Find out what can be seen with the naked eye and basic equipment.

Booking essential.  Please follow the link to book:

FREE (This event is fully funded through the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership thanks to National Lottery Heritage Fund.)

Gather & Forage Winter Arrangements

Tues, 6 December, 10:00 - 14:00


An inspirational  workshop working with the natural resources we have around us in gardens, hedgerows, woodlands and meadows. 

We will take a walk on the wild side and gather ideas for making a winter themed arrangement.  This workshop is designed to be relaxing and  creative within your environment, absorbing and reflecting on the colours, textures and abundance even in the winter months. 

Most of our material will be from nature, and our theme will be finding our way through the colder months. Please bring a small unusual container, vase or jar, and cuttings from your garden of things that inspire you.

We will walk a short distance outside to begin our day, so you will need outdoor clothing, suitable footwear and waterproofs. Please bring a packed lunch. Refreshments will be provided.

Part of the Bowland Hay Time project.


Booking essential. Please book at

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