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North Lancashire and South East Cumbria

Blue Grey cattle restoring Calcaereous (limestone) grassland. Whitbarrow. North West England FDBased at Dunsop Bridge the team covers North Lancashire and the limestone woodlands of South East Cumbria.

The team managers the Forest of Gisburn, Marble Quarry, Lords Lot, Dalton Park, Dalton Crags, Middlebarrow, Hagg Wood, Underlaid, Hampsfield Alltoment, Whitbarrow, Barrowfield, Dunsop Valley, Knots Wood and Eggerslack.

The team have been involved in a major project to develop a new mountain bike centre in Gisburn Forest which opened in September 2009.

The Bowland Team includes:-

  • Martin Colledge       (Team leader)
  • Andrew Banks         (Works Supervisor shared with South Cumbria)
  • Dave Haigh and John Ellwood (Forest Craftspersons)                  

The team can be contacted on 01200 448256 or by email

 GISBURN FOREST - CHARACTERISTIC HISTORIC BARNS (LAITHES)Forestry Commission staff dry walling on a team building day. Whitbarrow wood. National Nature Reserve Cumbria.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.