Shortlisted Best Holiday Destination 2018 Just a Short Drive Away!

The Forest of Bowland, just a short drive away from Layhead Farm Cottages, has been shortlisted as the best holiday destination 2018 by the BBC Countryfile Magazine judges.

Readers were asked to send in their suggestions, and after hours of deliberation, the Forest of Bowland is one of the outstanding contenders chosen by the magazines expert panel of judges.

The Forest of Bowland is a fascinating place not only from a historical point of view, but also as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) because of its unspoiled and richly diverse landscapes, wildlife and heritage, with outstanding heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds

There are plenty of activities around the Forest of Bowland ranging from cycle tracks, walking, star gazing and lots of family events taking place throughout the year.  It’s even dog friendly, a perfect place for you and your canine best friend!  Find out more

As one of five in their category, voting is open until midnight on March 5th. So, if you know the area and would like to see it become the BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination 2018, get your vote in!  We will!  Readers can vote online via, or by post, sending the form in the February issue of the magazine to BBC Countryfile Magazine, 2nd floor, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3BN.

We’re really excited about the results and can’t wait to find out if this special place is the winner!

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