Artisan Foodie Adventures

With over 100 incredible food and drink artisans located in the Bowland and bay countryside, awaken your senses on a unique adventure.

Whether you are a local lass or lad, an urban foodie or a traveller from distant shores, we look forward to welcoming you to the centre of the kingdom, where, for a thousand years, the land has been waiting for her secrets to unfold.

Let our foodie Ranger and local guide drive you in relaxed comfort to meet the creators of the new northern tastebud revolution. Book our day tours to eat and meet the future of food; from award winning gin distillers, showstopping cakes to brewery beer flights & seasonal chef’s plates. We can always find time to fit in a fresh ice cream, the latest in new wave cheeses and even time for some independent retail shopping, to stock up on pantry & hearth delights.

About your Ranger

Katie Wilson has spent 30 years in the food & drinks trade, developing food ranges for the National Trust and the leisure market throughout the UK.

As an historian and photographer, Katie includes tales both “legend & tall”, intertwined with hints and tips for getting the best landscape and food shots to capture the day.

After 2020 she set her heart on supporting independent artisans in her homeland, developing sustainable micro-adventures, that bring visitors closer than ever before to the latest and finest food around the Forest of Bowland AONB.

Foodie Adventures at Northcote

Two new tours announced!

Summertime Foodie Tours

Available on Wed 5th July & Wed 9th August

Historic Home & Garden Tours 

Available on Wed 19th July & Wed 23rd August 

Half Day

Lancashire Foodie Adventure

On a half day adventure we journey between Fairtrade Garstang, along the Wyre waterways and up to the Forest of Bowland Fells.

A sample menu of your day:

Fresh cake & coffee brunch at the Barn
Light lunch of seasonal chef platters plus tea/soft drinks at traditional Inns
Lancashire cheese tastings from the cheesemakers
Gin or Beer tasting at the Distillery/Brewery

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Full Day

Lancashire Foodie Adventure

We travel together on seasonal journeys, that showcase the amazing landscape & artisans, within Bowland & Bay.

Every adventure includes a range of food and drinks experiences – a sample menu of your day:
Fresh cake & coffee at the Castle
Light lunch of seasonal chef platters plus tea/soft drinks at traditional Inns
Beer flights & nibbles at the Brewery
Lancashire cheese tastings from Farm Shops
Gin tasting at the Distillery
Ice Cream made down on the Farm

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Full Day

Brewery Adventure Lancashire & Cumbria

Our Barnstorming Brewery Adventures, takes us from the Westmorland fells to the flatlands of the Wyre. Visiting 5 breweries/country inns  to taste their finest blondes, ales, IPAs, sours & stouts.

Also included are selections of barn food delights from panuozzos to Korean street food. The menu is a revolving selection of world flavours handmade by local folks.

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Full Day

Cumbria Foodie Adventure

Every adventure includes a range of food and drinks experiences – a sample menu of your day:

Fresh cake & bakes from artisan bakers
Seasonal chef platters and drinks at the finest country Inns
Beer flights at the Brewery
Cumbrian cheese tastings
Ice Cream from the local herds
Farmshop delights
Confectionary sweet treats

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Each adventure is unique and includes a wide range of artisan tasting experiences. For example a full day Bowland & Bay Fellowship tour is likely to include:

  • Coffee & cake brunch
  • Seasonal sharing plates at the Inn
  • Tasting hall cheese selections
  • Local nibbles
  • Fresh at the farm, dairy ice cream
  • Gin experiences at the distillery
  • Beer flights at the brewery

(Please note our bespoke adventures are unique and foodie encounters may change)

Artisan Foodie Adventures


Reconnecting friends, family and fellowships on adventrues in food and drink discovery.

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Included in all Tours

Alongside the deliciousness, Bowland & Bay provide:

  • Luxury transport in 8 seater Mercedes-Benz Tourer
  • History, landscape and nature photo opportunities
  • Sensory retail stop offs for pantry & hearth gifts
  • Foodie chats and legendary tales of Bowland & Bay