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Countryside Breaks

When it comes to a relaxing short break in the country, Lancashire has it all. From Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, traditional pubs with roaring fires serving fine cuisine and real ale. To luxury B&Bs and awarding winning self-catering cottages all nestled within bewitching landscapes.

Your trip to Lancashire is definitely the time to take in lots of fresh air, and the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is the perfect place for it. With 312 sq miles of spectacular countryside and hundreds of different walks and routes, you really can immerse yourselves in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

    • Countryside Activities

      Countryside Activities

      Lancashire’s rambling countryside, challenging moorland and extensive waterways make it a natural habitat for outdoor explorers and adrenaline seekers.

    • Green and Pleasant Land

      Green and Pleasant Land

      Burnley’s rich industrial history has often overshadowed its impressive countryside. Look beyond the majestic mills to discover country houses, wild Pennine Moorland and an extensive forest network thriving with wildlife.

    • Messing about in Boats

      Messing about in Boats

      As quoted by Ratty in Wind-in-the-Willows, "There is nothing - absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

    • Wild About Lancashire

      Wild About Lancashire

      With 354 recorded bird species, native mammals such as red deer and otters, and millions of creepy crawlies that include tiger moths and common lizards, Lancashire’s wilder side offers up some great days out.

    • Green Accommodation

      Green Accommodation

      Accommodation which holds the Green Tourism Business Award.

    • Canal Boat Adventures

      Canal Boat Adventures

      Explore stunning countryside and Lancashire's rich history on a canal holiday along the Leeds- Liverpool Canal.

    • Action Packed Lancashire

      Action Packed Lancashire

      Lancashire’s rambling countryside, challenging moorland and extensive waterways makes it a natural habitat for outdoor explorers and adrenaline seekers. Whether you ski, sail, climb or jump –you’ll get a taste for adventure in Lancashire.

    • Spectacular Displays of Feather and Flight

      Spectacular Displays of Feather and Flight

      Did you know an incredible 1.5 million waders spend the winter on the UK's tidal mudflats. That's nearly half of all Europe's population!

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