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Short Walks In Lancashire

Lancashire is bursting with fabulous walks and the beautiful picturesque village of Hurst Green is no exception for starting out on one of the many short walks in Lancashire!…

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An Insider’s Guide to The Tolkien Trail

The Shireburn Arms stands in the beautiful Ribble Valley village of Hurst Green, the very place where J.R.R. Tolkien discovered his inspiration for Hobbiton and the starting point for the world famous Tolkien Trail. The Tolkien Trail takes you on a tour of the stunning countryside, past the magnificent Stonyhurst College and back along the riverside.

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The Tolkien Trail

Cycle Routes Lancashire

Riding along quiet country lanes you can forget the hassle and bustle of modern day life. On the cycle routes of Lancashire you will discover a treasure trove of well preserved villages, such as Hurst Green, Mitton and Waddington.

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Days Out Lancashire

With the wet weather continuing to set in why not take the whole family on one of the best days out in Lancashire by driving through the most beautiful scenery the Ribble Valley has to offer and hunting out the Pendle Witches?…

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Bowland’s night skies get star billing at festival

From dark sky glamping and astrophotography to starry stories and a pop-up planetarium, Bowland’s first Dark Skies Festival has its gaze firmly upwards. The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been officially recognised as having some of the darkest skies in England – a fact being celebrated next month with a week of special events during half term.

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Lancashire Cycleway

The Lancashire Cycleway comprises two circular routes which meet in the village of Whalley in the Ribble Valley. The Lancashire Cycleway mainly follows minor roads and takes you through a host of different landscapes from the rugged Bowland Hills and West Pennine Moors to the rich pastures of the Fylde Plain and the outstanding coastal scenery at Silverdale.

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