Online Events & Learning

Join us for one of our online events and discover the fascinating Forest of Bowland from the comfort of your own sofa!

(Under 18s will need to be accompanied at all our online events.)

For the full Festival Bowland events programme, please go to:


The Folly!The Folly_Settle_credit Stephen Garnett

Thursday 9th March, 7 - 8pm


One of the Yorkshire Dales' only Grade 1 listed buildings, The Folly is an unmistakable landmark in the centre of Settle.

Built in the late 17th century, the building has been variously a residence, a farm - and even a fish and chip shop!

Now owned and managed by the North Craven Building Preservation Trust (and home to the Museum of North Craven Life) this fascinating building has had a varied history.

Join us online as we discover its past and hear about some of the exciting plans for the future.

Free, but booking essential. Please book via TryBooking at this link:

Introduction to the Garstang Walking Festival and a Guide to the Forest of BowlandBleasdale Church_Forest of Bowland AONB

Wednesday 22nd March, 6 - 7pm


Join Wyre Council to discover what walks and activities are on offer and get a flavour of what you may discover during the Festival.   

Booking essential. To Book on this online event and receive your Zoom link, please email .  


Working with Watercourses in the Forest of BowlandSmithy Beck_Wyre Rivers Trust

Wednesday 5th April, 7 - 8pm


Did you know that the River Wyre flows entirely within Lancashire?

The source of the river sits in the Bowland fells, where the Marshaw Wyre and the Tarnbrook Wyre are formed.  It then flows south through Garstang before turning sharp north west and completing its 28-mile journey at Morecambe Bay.

Find out more abut the Wyre Rivers Trust within the Forest of Bowland and the work they do to improve water quality, create better habitats for wildlife and raise awareness of the issues in the Wyre catchment.

This is your chance to hear about their latest projects, find out about the varied volunteer opportunities available and ask any questions you may have.

Booking essential. Please book at



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