Ten of the best things to see and do in Lancashire
Best town in Lancashire by a route march. Good cafes, eateries, pubs, a baby castle and generally a great market town atmosphere.
Downham is impressive at any time of day or year, but sunrise is something to treasure.
There are few sights as glorious as a fiery sunset, and Blackpool has some of the best. Avoid the weekend frenzy and focus on nature’s illuminations.
4: Pendle Hill
A pack lunch from the top of Pendle Hill. Take the steep route for a good heart-and-lungs workout.
Small and perfectly formed town and a great location for a summer picnic.
6: Lytham del Mar
As classy as Blackpool isn’t, Lytham’s mews houses are miles apart from tacky St. Ann’s sh*te and worthy of Chelsea.
7: Pendle Witch Hopper Bus Ride number 7 (to make things as confusing as possible, it becomes the 7s or 72 on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Setting out from Clitheroe, a quick tour of Pendle for the price of a bus ticket. Waddington, West Bradford, Downham, Barley, Roughlee and Barrowford are part of this route and each of them are worth a vist.
And from Barley there’s some good walking to be had.
Get a bus timetable for the bus back again.
For some this place is a close relative of Royston Vasey, but for me this out-on-a-limb hamlet is full of atmosphere. Just make sure you escape before nightfall…
Once seen never forgotten (especially under moonlight).
10: Lancaster & Bowland
Or, more specifically, the drive through Bowland to Lancaster.