Went to the Forest of Bowland Sustainable Tourism Forum last night. This is an annual event for Tourism businesses who support the aims of the AONB and want to be more environmentally friendly. The night was also the venue for the annual meetings of two organisations. Bowland Experience a business support network of which I am a Director and Champion Bowland a charity which gives small grants for environmental projects. One of the speakers was Amanda Parker from Browsholme Hall who had just won the Lancs. Tourism Sustainable Tourism Award.
Cross Hill Quarry LNR
A limestone quarry abandoned in the early 1900s. Habitats include a variety of woodland and scrub, a riverside section and flower-rich grassland habitats which are buzzing with life. County Wildlife Site (Biological Heritage Site), Regionally Important Geological Site. Part of the Brungerley Park Sculpture Trail & on the Ribble Way. Grid ref. (SD745434)