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Trough of Bowland

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Address: minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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I live in the area and love nothing better than driving over the trough. Beautiful scenery lots of walks and fresh air. It is great when there is snow on the ground crossing from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in the area and love nothing better than driving over the trough. Beautiful scenery lots of walks and fresh air. It is great when there is snow on the ground crossing from Slaidburn to Bentham, providing you have 4x4. Summer walks have spectacular views.

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Clayton le Dale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

wonderful on a cold crisp day ! had a trip to the Inn at Whitewell after a nice walk. whats not to love about this place

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
122 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The trough covers a huge area of absolutely brilliant and scenic countryside. The drives are great, the villages delightful and the walks superb. Our only hope is that it doesn't get too popular and become spoilt.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This isn't a visitor attraction it is an area, it lacks a lot of facilities - we really had problems finding a petrol station. There are a couple of nice cafes and pubs but they should be rated on their own merit. Ok the scenery is nice but when you are desperate for a loo there are not that many... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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613 reviews 613 reviews
361 attraction reviews
555 helpful votes 555 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Beautiful area of natural beauty, with some bracing walks and fantastic views. Dotted with some excellent hotels and pubs and easily accessible from the M6.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
221 helpful votes 221 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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