Sunday, 17 February 2019

Backsbottom Farm in Discover Bowland Guide

The latest issue page 31-33 has an article by Mark Sutcliff who interviewed Rod at Backsbottom.                                                     
                                                 © Forest of Bowland AOB © Mark Sutcliff

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Richard Shilling's Nature Art

Included in this film is the River Roeburn running through Backsbottom Farm near to Roeburnscar
 Richard's new film exploring his ever expanding nature art attempting to research all mediums and materials found in nature and featuring his recent collaborations with
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Namaste - Audionautix ( Reverie - Purple-Planet Music (( The Logs Burn Slower Here - Geotic ( Lusciousness - Asher Fuller Blue Boi - Lake Inspired (

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Traditional Oak Swill Baskets on Backsbottom Farm

If you find yourself going across the footbridge from Roeburnscar, just up the steps on the right is a tumble down wooden shed. This used to be  the oak swill basket workshop built by our friend Stella: a multi talented woman who was a builder, basket maker and woodswoman. Here is the video of her making swills in the shed with Jack Singleton from Wray village, who made swills all his life and passed on his skills to Stella. We have decided to keep the shed as one day it will be rebuilt on the same site.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Saturday, 8 September 2018

The Fairy Pools

Just a short walk from the cottage, beyond the field , up Hill Kirk and down to the river, brings you to what we have named The Fairy Pools

Monday, 20 August 2018

Buzzards above the cottage

                Happy to share the valley with these beautiful birds. Photos courtesy of Anand Prasad.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Bluebells in Roeburndale this year