The Forest of Bowland
by Helen Shaw
The Forest of Bowland is one of the most beautiful, unfrequented wild places in Britain, and a firm favourite with the Queen. The north-western remnant of the ancient wilderness which once stretched over a huge part of England, today it covers from Lancaster to Settle to Clitheroe, and was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964.
It has adapted its purpose and appearance since its days as the woodland hunting grounds of the Kings of England, but it still contains some of Britain’s most spectacular views, wildest crags and moorlands, sharply contrasted with its idyllic small villages, rural farmlands and hamlets.
The stunning images taken by local professional photographer Helen Shaw reveal many of the secret places in today’s Forest of Bowland and this book, in words and pictures, will inspire many to visit this relatively unfrequented area: walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, historians and nature-lovers.
188 Colour photographs
Thu, Sep 03, 2015