31st December 2020

The majority of the AONB which covers Lancashire is now under Tier 4 restrictions, which includes the Pendle Hill area. Our over-riding priority is for both visitors and the residents of the Forest of Bowland to remain safe; and to ensure we don’t place undue pressure on public highways, emergency services or key workers.

If you live in Tier 4 you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. You should not travel into a Tier 4 area from another part of the UK, other than for a specific reason - please read all the latest Tier 4 guidance here.

Please do exercise locally if you can; for those who are not able to get out, have a look at our 'At Home in Bowland' online resources or re-visit some of our online Festival Bowland events which have taken place during 2020.

Please continue to follow the general guidance:

  • HANDS - Wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds.
  • FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
  • SPACE - Stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)

Stay home if you have any of the symptoms and get a test as soon as possible.