This week (10 - 16 August) is #ShopLocal week and we're all being encouraged to hit the high street and support our local businesses... 

Throughout the majority of the pandemic, one of Lancashire’s converted textile mills stayed open to provide an essential service to it’s residents. Bowland Food Hall at Holmes Mill is home to an expertly curated food hall for visitors to explore, proudly celebrating a feast of Lancashire food and drink.  Lancashire's mill shops are a treasured link with its glorious industrial past, a nice comfort to Lancastrian locals.

Now that we can explore the great Lancashire countryside with less restrictions, you’ll need a pair of perfectly fitted boots.  Step into the beautiful village of Whalley and experience Whalley Warm & Dry.  The award-winning team have been trained by podiatrists to make sure you have all the best kit for your next adventure.  Carnforth Book Shop is a book worm's dream.  Lose yourself in the labyrinth of rooms on all three floors.  There are rare finds to uncover in this family run traditional shop and plenty of time to read them! 

A visit to Cedar Farm will reward you with small independent boutiques, delighting with jewellery, ceramics, candles and stationery.   This is also home to Choc Amor and Paul, Lancashire's very own Willy Wonka.  Never one to shy away from unique flavours such as wasabi pea crush chocolate, he even provides tasting instructions with each bag.  Take a pack (or six) home to your loved ones, if they last the journey of course!

This is just a taste of what Lancashire retail has to offer, take a look at our dedicated retail page but be sure to check directly for specific opening times.




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