Saturday Walk: Bowland
The area and details of the meet
The Forest of Bowland, also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland. Remote and tough underfoot the Forest lies mostly in north-east Lancashire, although much of the area is in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1964, the area is used for grouse shooting, walking and cycling. On the west side of the hills you get great views to the Lake District and to the coast.
The photo is of Ward's Stone, the highest point in the Forest of Bowland at 1,841 feet (561 m)