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River Wyre

River Wyre

Garstang, Wyre


Garstang is a market town covered in history. It is perfect for relaxed shopping trips, lazy picnics, teashop treats and traditional pub lunches.

The ruins of Greenhalgh Castle can be seen over the River Wyre and the historic narrow alleyways (weinds) provide an interesting and unexpected diversion to hidden shops, restaurants and cafes.

Hearty homemade food in historic inns and friendly pubs is available and must be experienced. Whether you wish to explore by car, bicycle or on foot, Garstang is the perfect destination for all seasons.

Lancaster Canal  

The Lancaster Canal is navigable for 41 miles, and winds through some of the most spectacular scenery in the North West of England. Being a contour canal, the full length of the canal is lock free - the longest stretch in the country, making it popular for the experienced and novice alike. The scenic Lancaster Canal is a popular venue for riverbank walks or a leisurely sail on a canal boat. Walkers can ramble through the hills to the Forest of Bowland, which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty where you can enjoy breathtaking scenery.


Garstang is the starting point for a diverse range of walking routes through beautiful pasture and woodland at the edge of the River Wyre and the picturesque towpath of the Lancaster Canal.

The Wyre Way is a long distance recreational route, which links the sea at Morecambe Bay with the Forest of Bowland, passing through Garstang. The local riverside walk, a circular trail suitable for all, links the Discovery Centre with the riverside picnic area, the Garstang Millennium Green and the River Wyre.

The countryside rangers lead a variety of short and long distance walks linking the Lancaster canal, Forest of Bowland, surrounding countryside and neighbouring villages.

There a number of circular walks in Garstang including the Garstang Town Trail and Heritage Trail. For information contact Visit Garstang Centre  01995 602125.

Garstang High Street 

This small market town is a true mixture of old and new. Its historic buildings and medieval weinds are set amongst contemporary, independent shops, restaurants and cafes. The main shopping streets are High Street, Bridge Street, Church Street and Thomas' Weind.

Garstang Market and Market Hall

Garstang's market dates back to the early 1300's and is a weekly outdoor market is held every Thursday. This popular market stretches the length of the High Street offering a variety of stalls offering everything you need from children's clothes to plants and household goods. In addition to the weekly market you will find traditional stalls in the Market Hall on a Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat all day.

Dewlay Cheese 

A family owned multi award winning dairy which boasts the country’s first purpose-built viewing gallery and cheese shop. Watch Lancashire Cheese being made, learn about its history and taste and buy some in the cheese shop along with an array of other specialities. Whilst at the cheese Shop read about the striking wind turbine situated on site. It’s one of the first dairies in the UK to be powered by renewable energy. Group Tours are welcome to experience the Creamy Lancashire or Tasty Lancashire Tour

Barton Grange Garden Centre 

Situated in Brock close to Garstang this extensive garden centre complex certainly has the ‘wow’ factor. With so much to see including the gardening department, farm shop, cook shop and café and restaurant selling a range of hot and cold meals and homemade cakes. There’s also a full range of events throughout the year to enjoy.

Garstang Arts Centre 

A focal point for local arts of all types, and home to Garstang and District Arts Society. The Society offers a huge variety of arts interest to Garstang residents and visitors alike.

Guy’s Thatched Hamlet 

Situated on the Lancaster Canal at Bilsborrow close to Garstang.  This picturesque canal side hamlet of thatched roofed buildings is home to Guys Eating Establishment and pizzeria next to the atmospheric Owd Nell’s Tavern, Guy’s Lodge and School House Square and has a range of events throughout the year.

Th'Owd Tithe Barn 

Is a characterful canalside pub situated in the market town of Garstang.
Sip fruit wine or sample cask ale in the summer sun by the banks of the canal and listen to the distinctive tinkling of the beautifully decorated narrowboats moored close by. When it’s cold outside cosy up to the roaring fire and enjoy traditional pub grub in hearty portions.

Wyresdale Park 

Having been closed for a hundred and fifty years it is now open to visitors. The walled garden café offers homemade, locally sourced food served from the restored old stone apple store. The neighbouring lake offers the opportunity for boutique lodge accommodation and boating. The gardens are free to roam around and every autumn the Hall and Home Farm are opened for a family run festival-inspired weekend. The estate includes the locally renowned Nicky Nook Fell and Grizedale Valley, perfect for family walks and offering renowned views out to the Irish Sea. The Apple Store Café sits in the heart of Wyresdale Park, a private estate for over 150 years and now open to visitors for the first time.  With flagged floors and a fire indoors and spacious lawns and specimen trees outside. There are a number of footpaths, bridal ways and cycling routes around the Estate. Visitors even do a spot of glamping by the lakeside for that extra special type of holiday stay.

Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens 

Discover this charming family attraction there is a working farm, gardens, tea room and nursery  and gift shop. There are rare breeds to discover, on farm walking routes, a conservation area and children’s play area.

Old Holly Farm 

A family run, working organic dairy farm, giving people of all ages the opportunity to see a real working farm..  Visit the farm shop and enjoy one of the delicious homemade ice creams made from the farms own organic milk.  Come face to face with traditional Lancashire farm animals. And then the younger visitors can play in the play barn followed by a visit to the café with its tasty treats.

Bridge House Marina and Caravan Park   

A family run business catering for the cruiser, narrowboat, yacht and sial boat owner and enthusiast. Situated on the banks of the Lancaster Canal, the Marina offers a scenic location to both sail and moor your boat. The marina has 160 moorings and all the facilities a modern boater requires including a chandlery, cranage, storage, boat sales, boat brokerage, boat hire and static and touring caravans.

 Tips for Visitors

Visit Garstang,
Unit 1,
Cherestanc Square,
- 01995 602125
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