The sleepy village of Lowgill is located in the Forest of Bowland, in the county of Lancashire. Midway between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, it is an excellent base for a walking holiday. Lowgill consists of a handful of stone-built homes and farm buildings, most of which are located on Lowgill Lane. There are no shops here, making it the perfect place to experience life in a traditional rural community. Lowgill holiday cottages are surrounded by unspoiled farmland, woods and moors, where beautiful walks can be enjoyed. Just outside the village, Greenhall Riding Centre provides horse-riding for all levels. A ten-minute drive westward from Lowgill, Wray is a larger village, with a small grocery and a post office.
Large families or groups of friends can holiday in comfort and style at Lower Croasdale Farmhouse, a countryside cottage on a working farm just outside the Dales market town of Bentham, North Yorkshire, featuring a stone floor and staircase and a welcoming wood-burning stove. Pets welcome.
The George and Dragon is a welcoming pub, Bridge House Tearoom is a popular spot for tea and homemade cake, and Bridge House Bistro serves great food, prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The village is filled with scarecrows and hosts a parade of giants for Wray’s annual Scarecrow Festival, which takes place annually, on the May Day Bank Holiday. On the doorstep of your Lowgill holiday cottage, the Forest of Bowland is an enchanting expanse of moors and peat bogs, crisscrossed by footpaths. There are many beautiful sites to visit, including the 13th century castle at Hornby, and Dunsop Bridge, home to a graceful church and the Puddleducks Café. The Beacon Fell Country Park consists of 110 hectares of idyllic moors, farmland and woods. Climb to the summit, 226 metres above sea level, and you will be rewarded with views as far as Morecambe Bay and Blackpool on a clear day.
Self-catering holidays in Lowgill are popular among visitors who want to discover the rugged moors, valleys and hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a short drive northward from the village. The Lake District National Park lies to the south of Lowgill, and is also close enough for day trips.