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Trough of Bowland

Address: minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Valleys, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Valleys, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

easily one of the best walking places in the northwest, scenery, fresh air and fantastic views, also there is puddleducks cafe at dunsop bridge and from easter to aug bank holiday there are the tea rooms at dunsop, with very nice homemade food

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We did this lovely scenic drive as a detour whilst returning from Edinburgh to Birmingham via the M6. You pass thorough some wonderful british countryside. It took about 2.5 hours including a lazy lunch stop at the Inn at Whitewell (recommended) Parts of it was single lane with passing places, but road surface was excellent, and felt safe albeit a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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308 reviews 308 reviews
183 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a fantastic drive and we really enjoyed a day stopping and taking short walks here and there. We made it into a circular drive from the M6, which was really easy to plan with an OS Map. Wonderful views along the way

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North Wales
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37 reviews 37 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a lovely drive through this unspoilt wilderness. We did unfortunately encounter a lot of cyclists en-route as there was a race on. Rather them than me !

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Cracking views over Morecambe Bay and the Yorkshire Dales. Very, very unspoilt, untouristy. Lots of footpaths, and plenty of all access areas.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful drive. With thoughtful viewing point. Beware no phone signal.. obviously. Well worth the detour.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful scenery surrounds the whole area. It's not only tranquil and offers peace in an area of outstanding beauty but also a chance to trek in nature

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Breath taking scenery and path of the condemned witches to trial over at Lancaster. Viewing tower with views if the sea

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We love the Trough. Beautiful unspoilt countryside. Just park up the car and the kids play in the streams and river. Only thing is warm weather is preferable.

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Bowes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a wonderful trip a drive through the ToB is! Especially now that the heather's in flower. Unspoilt countryside, well cared for without being manicured and delightful driving country. Fill up with petrol before venturing far off the main roads though!

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