Abbeystead Estate

The Abbeystead Estate in the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire, consists of heather moorland and upland grazing for hill farms. Its remoteness and rolling hills justify its title as an area of outstanding beauty; it also includes a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

The Abbeystead Estate was purchased from the Executors of the Earl of Sefton in 1980 and it remains one of the premier sporting estates in the UK. It is set in North Lancashire’s historic Forest of Bowland, has the River Wyre running through it and has the attractive stone village of Abbeystead at its heart which is a small but vibrant community, with a school and village hall. From upland pastures and moorland, to deep wooded valleys, the Forest of Bowland is wild and magnificent. Since 1964 it has been a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known for its grouse and pheasant shooting it also has some 22 tenant farms, mainly farming sheep on the rugged hillside pastures.

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Abbeystead Estate


Ward’s Stone is the highest point in Lancashire


Acres of woodland