The Bowland Challenge is a team competition based on hill walking and navigation held entirely within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether training for a Mountain marathon or just out for a good days walk, the Bowland Challenge is ideal for you.


Beautiful countryside and fantastic views ensure a great day out in the Forest of Bowland.


The aim of the competition is for teams of 2 to 6 adults to visit as many points from a list of specified grid references as possible within a 10 hour period. Which points they visit and the order they visit them is down to each team. Teams can therefore plan and choose how far they will walk (or run). Each specified grid reference has an associated question with points awarded for each correct answer given. The team with the highest points wins.
Entry fee: £30 per competitor. Plus £5 per team of 2 or 3 competitors to cover the map.

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Proceeds from the event will go to support the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team.
Registered Charity No. 511072