Places to go in Lancashire

Posted on - 6th March, 2010 - 11:12am | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Restaurants in Preston, Things to Do in and around Preston

bowland walkWell, the time of year for dashing about frantically in an attempt to find or do something quite romantic for a loved one may have gone but who needs Saint Valentine to pull back his bow and tell us what to do or where to go?


Lancashire is a little haven for peaceful – and quite possibly romantic walks for all to enjoy. It’s a place which has magical delights in many a corner, which range from walks in the great outdoors to finding that local source which can provide a range of fantastic, edible delicacy, just right for being on the go!

So, let’s take a look …..

“If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.”

A memory of a romantic day can leave your loved one with that, ‘glowing feeling’, much more so than a bunch of flowers so why not take the day off and venture into the unknown beauty of the local woodland. Lancashire has an array of hidden gems in the countryside where the world can be your oyster and the freedom of the open air can make us all feel, oh, so young again!

Why not use the Forest of Bowland’s website as your first port of call to find out what will be suitable for you and your loved ones. They offer a wide range of walking routes, which will take you through some of the best of Lancashire.
Walks such as the, ‘Creamy Lancashire Cheese Walk’ (4 miles) and the ‘Crumbly Lancashire Cheese Walk’ (6 miles) are sure to give you the ‘great outdoors’, feeling, whilst at the same time working up an appetite (and not just from the name!).ice cream huntley


So, why not pack a picnic to fend off the inevitable hunger pangs? We wouldn’t advise you to pack the normal boring packed lunch food you were used to way back when. We’re talking a do something different picnic – to show that special someone that you’ve gone that extra mile to show them you care.

With delightful farm shops like Huntley’s in Samlesbury and Paul’s farm in Leyland, we are spoilt rotten with nibbles and bites that are fit for a king. Both have unbelievable cheese counters with much more to offer the customers than your average run of the mill corner shop.

ap0g0gegibbonbridge1If making your own picnic just isn’t really for you – never fear – there is many a place to go, were, after a long walk you can go to rest those weary legs. Huntley’s, as mentioned before, also has a spacious restaurant, which serves home cooked, luxurious local produced food and boasts about its famous ice cream – all 70 flavours of it!  And, let’s not forget, situated in the Forest of Bowland, we have the renowned Gibbon Bridge hotel and restaurant, in which you could always book a room, book a dinner and let the pianist’s soothing music relax those aching muscles and weary bones.

Lancashire has so much to offer and is a place to spend with family, with friends. Together, you can enjoy the quality and beauty that surrounds us. So, why not grab your coat, call a friend and go for that walk!

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