COVID-19 / Coronavirus
"Stay home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives"
We are all aware that we are making some big changes to our lives in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 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 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We are starting to upload our routes to the ViewRanger App, where you can plan, navigate, record and share your adventures, so why not have an explore! The App provides us with a more efficient way of updating routes and gives you access to the most up to date information.
To download a route you will be asked to create an account (all of the Forest of Bowland routes are free to download.)
ViewRanger offers thousands of downloadable route guides, free worldwide maps, and powerful GPS navigation features. Their mobile app runs on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Kindle Fire, and Android smartphones, tablets, and watches.ViewRanger's GPS navigation works offline anywhere in the world, without phone or data coverage. Simply save maps and route guides to your device before you leave home.
If you still prefer the pdf downloads, then follow the links below to print a paper copy. Our original walking routes page is still available here, but over the coming months we will be adding more routes to ViewRanger - watch this space!
Be sure to also read our Walking Information page, which highlights information about walking safely, along with other walking opportunities in the AONB.