Electricity poles removed from forest landscape to preserve view

Before: The poles
Before: The poles

More than 30 electricity poles and four kilometres of overhead power lines have been remove to enhance the landscape of the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Electricity North West has invested £286,000 to remove the poles between Backsbottom, Harterbeck and Stauvin in Roeburndale, which had been a firm fixture in the area for more than 60 years.

The company worked alongside the Forest of Bowland AONB to successfully replace the power lines with underground cables to improve the overall appearance of the area, which is enjoyed by many walkers throughout the year.

Mike Dugdale, of Electricity North West, said: “Overhead lines are essential for keeping the lights on, but we understand that in some areas they can become a dominant feature.”

eatly appreciated by visitors for years to come.”