Forest of Bowland moorland Safari

image005Moorland Safari at Bowland

Friday 4 April to Friday 4 July

Start 9.30, finish 1.30-2.30

Price: £5 per person

Booking essential


Join us on the United Utilities Bowland estate for a walk along one of the Forest of Bowland’s most stunning valleys to learn more about the international importance of the area for birds of prey and the rare upland habitat they call home during the spring and summer.Birds to look out for during the morning will include the elusive ring ouzel, a regular breeder in the valley, our smallest bird of prey the merlin and if you are incredibly lucky you may also be rewarded with a sighting of England’s rarest bird of prey and emblem of the AONB – the enigmatic hen harrier.Don’t forget your binoculars if you have some!For more details, directions and bookings, please contact Fariha Quraishi, RSPB Lancaster Office on 01524 581001 or email




Trough of Bowland, Lancashire

Full list of dates

  • Friday 4 April 2014
  • Saturday 12 April 2014
  • Monday 5 May 2014
  • Monday 19 May 2014
  • Saturday 7 June 2014
  • Friday 27 June 2014
  • Friday 4 July 2014

hen harrier

Two RSPB Staff members Jeff Banks and Blanaid Denman giving a talk on the Hen Harrier yesterday in York, the pair are dressed as Hen Harrier heroes and are asking the public to join them and become one, they have HHH on their chests.

7 comments to Forest of Bowland moorland Safari

  • Skydancer

    You will need more than binoculars to see the enigmatic hen harrier anywhere in Bowland these days, more like a miracle,the use of the hen harrier as the symbol for the Forest of Bowland is no longer relevant and should be replaced by a shotgun and a dead hen harrier perhaps!

  • David Le Mesurier

    If they charge to take you to see birds are they not using the birds for commercial purposes which is against the law unless you have an Article 10 certificate for the birds, same for Red Kite feeding stations who charge admission, I see no difference in these and a falconry centre charging admission to see their birds.

    Editor’s Comment. David no need to concern yourself too much because very few if any raptors will be seen, but then they did not promised anyone would see any did they?

  • tweedler

    Plenty of Grouse and Pheasant’s to see :)

  • kevin moore

    A fiver to walk up a public footpath, what a rip off,i hope lunch in puddleducks is included in the price?

  • nirofo

    What can you say, it just boggles the mind if you think about it too long, having said that it’s just what you’d expect from the idiots in the RSPB hierarchy !!!

  • tweedler

    Oh Dear! not another costume circus.

  • bubo bubo

    When I saw that photo of the “hen harrier heroes”I had to check today’s date,I thought it was April fools day again. Surely the RSPB can come up with something more appropriate to spend their members money on that will help the Hen Harrier?