A notable highlight is the Trough of Bowland, a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At 295m at its highest point, it historically marked the county boundary between Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Running from Dunsop Bridge to Marshaw near Abbeystead, this unspoilt countryside is peppered with rolling hills and streams, and is often described as ’the Switzerland of England’.
Popular with climbers and cyclists alike, the area also includes Pendle Hill, the second highest point in the Forest of Bowland. A Lancastrian landmark thanks to its signature shape, the hill is also the site on which George Fox had a religious vision in 1652, which led him to found the Quaker movement. Bowland is also home to a number of award-winning cafés and restaurants including Underley favourites Puddleducks Tea Rooms and the much celebrated Inn at Whitewell.