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The Lune River meandering gently through the lush pastures and ancient stone villages of picturesque Lune Valley, in the district of Lancaster, creates a heady scene of bucolic tranquillity reminiscent of days gone by. Its unspoilt vistas inspired poets Thomas Gray, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth, as well as renowned landscape artist JMW Turner and views have barely altered since they were here! You can discover the area’s pastoral beauty on the famed Lunesdale Walk, a 37-mile, three day jaunt that’s perfect for a long weekend. Alternatively, try the Lune Valley Ramble from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale which is only 16.5 miles long. However little time you spend here you’ll be able to appreciate the area’s breathtaking natural delights. Why not enjoy a picnic at Crook O’ Lune, a shepherd’s crook-shaped bend in the river from which you can drink in sweeping views of the Lune Valley and River? This is the exact spot that inspired JMW Turner to paint one of his rustic masterpieces. The Lune Valley is also home to an abundance of charming stone villages. Stop by the coaching hamlet of Hornby to see its imposing Grade-I listed Castle dating back to the 12th or 13th century or head to Wray, the Scarecrow capital of Lancashire!
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