Delivery of the Bowland Anniversary Awards, designed to recognise the dedication and enthusiasm of some of the many landowners, businesses, community groups and individuals who help to make the Forest of Bowland such a special place. Winners chosen in seven categories, reflecting the breadth of work which takes place in the AONB. Nominations invited, shortlisted entries judged and winners announced at a special gala event towards the end of the anniversary year. Sponsors of the event included: Green Tourism, United Utilities, Countryscape, Grosvenor Estates, Duchy of Lancaster, Lord of Bowland, Life for a Life Memorial Forests and Lancashire Best Kept Village Competition.
To raise awareness of the range of work, and commitment of partners, which takes place in the AONB.