With its breath-taking landscapes, historic market towns, miles of coastline and a few racy seaside resorts, it is no surprise that the 800-year-old county of Lancashire has long been famed as a place of contrast and variety.
The Lancashire Way
Boasting some of the best walking country in England, Lancashire promises awe-inspiring hills, lakes and mountains with walks for all abilities from the novice walker to the serious mountaineer. The Lancashire Way aims to encompass the county’s scenery, history and people in a 291-mile-long walk split into three sections and providing a guide to Lancashire with places to visit and short walk ideas to explore the best parts of the county.
A range of delicacies
If it’s good food you’re after, then look no further! With a range of delicacies emerging from the heart and soul of the county such as Eccles cakes, Chorley cakes and Lancashire hotpot it’s fair to say Lancastrians know which side their bread is buttered on! For the real foodies among you, there are the gastronomic hotspots of the Trough of Bowland offering very good food in comfortable surroundings.
With all the exciting buzz of a major UK city compressed into an enjoyable package, Lancaster city offers educational Museums, a grade 1 listed castle, cycleways and a 4.2-mile-long canal leading you through the city centre and surrounding farmland.
Weird and wonderful wildlife
Lancashire is well known for its many weird and wonderful wildlife species, every year birdwatchers and wildlife fanatics flock to this west coast county to experience the rich and diverse sightings on offer. With over 300 bird species to spot, be sure to arm yourself with a pair of binoculars when you venture into the wild.
Beauty and excitement
For those of you whose tastes lean towards the resort-style destination, Blackpool serves as the UK’s most loved seaside spot, with the striking Blackpool Tower, sandy beaches and Pleasure Beach, and a stick of Blackpool rock this unique town cannot fail to amuse you.
Get ready for all the beauty and excitement that Lancashire has to offer.