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Forest of Bowland Collection

Lancashire, Lancaster, LA2 9DJ
9.2
Average customer rating

Farm information

The location:

Forest of Bowland Collection, situated on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, is only 20 minutes from the coast and not far from the River Wyre, making a swim or paddle a very inviting prospect.

The Gorst family have farmed here for over 70 years. A former goat farm but now a farm that offers free ranging eggs and serves well known supermarkets in the country. For biosecurity the chickens cannot be visited. Other animals present at the farm are cattle and sheep, they also have a Belted Galloway cow (also nicknamed as an “Orea cow”), which will be calving around August. There’s also 4 Labradors called Raven, Musto, Millie and Proc, Meg the Jack Russell and Harriet the cat. It’s very easy to fall in love with the place, so it’s hardly surprising that the Rough Guide to Camping in Britain quoted from the guest book: “This is the greatest holiday ever and I want to work here when I’m older’’.

Activities at the location:

This farm is a fantastic natural playground for young and old alike. The indoor play area behind the tents will put your local park to shame, with its straw bales, swing, sandpit, and giant slide. The outdoor play area and 2 zip wires are also always a hit with children! The 2 hour/mile Treasure trail on the farm is the perfect opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside. The more adventurous can explore the farm’s deciduous woodland, which provides ample opportunities for den-building. Intrepid children can also tackle the orienteering course, which will teach them compass skills in a safe environment. Bring your own wetsuit and/or your own dingus to have a splashing time on the river! Another water-fun activity would be the small sandy beach where you can use the canoe free of charge.

Explore the area:

Right by the farm is the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which features a dramatic landscape of gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moor and plays host to a rich variety of upland bird-life.

Please note: On the weekend of 31st May to 3rd June 2019 the Down by the Riverside Festival will be held on-site at Forest of Bowland Collection.

Forest of Bowland Collection

While staying at Forest of Bowland Collection, it’s easy to take a trip to the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and the funfairs of Blackpool. The historical city of Lancaster is also nearby, as is Morecambe with its promenades and fabulous views across the bay. Make sure to plan a visit to the local pubs and enjoy yourself an excellent meal.

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Accommodation(s)

glamping tents

Utilities

Double bed (2m x 1.80m)
Bunk bed (two times 2m x 0.90m)
Cupboard bed (2m x 1.3m) for 1 adult or 2 children
Flushing toilet
Communal showers
En-suite bathroom with warm shower and basin
Separate warm shower
Sofa
Hot tub
Wood-fired stove for heating and cooking
Barbecue
Deckchairs and extended canopy
Wooden terrace, deckchairs and extended canopy
Picnic table
Cold running water in the kitchen area
Cool chest

Essentials

Wood for heating and cooking
Starter pack candles and lamp oil
Kitchen linen package

Also included

Parking
Cleaning

Excluded

Bedlinen
Towels
Pizza evening
Honesty shop
Farm Tour

Prices and availability

Please note: You can reserve many accommodations within the next step.
If you wish to arrive today or have any questions, please contact us by phone on 01420 80804.
Online bookings can be made online until 2 PM on the day of arrival.

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    Your host(s)

    Gorst family

    We are the Gorst family and we've farmed here for over 70 years. Father and son, John and Mark, farm in partnership with Barbara and you'll receive a warm welcome from us all on arrival at Forest of Bowland Collection.

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