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Trough of Bowland

minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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remote countryside near a city

This is a really beautiful area that is close to Lancaster, Preston or Clitheroe. Don't encourage... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew D
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Bikers Paradise

An excellent scenic route to ride on either a bike or motorbike ( my choice) - with numerous places... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
72Jas0n
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“dunsop bridge” (27 reviews)
“lovely drive” (13 reviews)
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minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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"dunsop bridge"
in 27 reviews
"lovely drive"
in 13 reviews
"inn at whitewell"
in 11 reviews
"jubilee tower"
in 11 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 10 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 6 reviews
"rolling hills"
in 5 reviews
"gisburn forest"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 8 reviews
"unspoilt countryside"
in 4 reviews
"yorkshire dales"
in 9 reviews
"lake district"
in 17 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"pendle witches"
in 4 reviews
"stream"
in 39 reviews
"lowlands"
in 30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really beautiful area that is close to Lancaster, Preston or Clitheroe. Don't encourage too many people to go otherwise it will get spoiled.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent scenic route to ride on either a bike or motorbike ( my choice) - with numerous places you can stop off to walk or picnic. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the newts that call this place home. Plenty to visit in...More

Thank 72Jas0n
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone heads to to the Dales, the Peak District or the Lakes .......... but here we have Lancashire's own huge area of outstanding beauty. Drive from Ribchester / Clitheroe in the south and head up to Chipping and Slaidburn for amazing panoramic views ....... villages...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have known Bowland for almost 30 years. It is without doubt absolutely stunning with gorgeous villages, terrific rambling paths, beautiful views and much quieter than its near neighbour The Lake District. You can choose a number of easy driving routes either...More

3  Thank Cossysenior
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant drive on a sunny afternoon. Several hostelries around for refreshments. Road a bit narrow in places, just be aware. Oh and it is free!

1  Thank 973SimonR973
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most picturesque trail I have ever ever travelled. Superlative and romantic in all respects. Lots of winding roads and ups and downs but this added to the mystery and romance. Surpassed anything in Yorkshire or the Highlands of Scotland.

1  Thank Dornick
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out , even on a Bank holiday the roads were quite . This is an extremely beautiful are. As nice as the lakes but less people.

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Long narrow road through the Forest of Bowland AONB. Take care on steep inclines as visibility can be more limited and its often just wide enough for two cars. Summit can be tricky in deep winter when very icy/snow. Views are great all along the...More

2  Thank bombus2017
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a scenic route with stunning views over the countryside. Great to see the countryside in its spring guise

Thank BeverleyH374
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Called in at the village shop for tea very friendly staff gave some information on local walks had a lovely walk along the river most of the pathways are accessible for push and wheel chair users

Thank MartinH3
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juneharrison
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any hotels but may be a pub at Dunsop Bridge that does B&B
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Ashley B
August 3, 2015|
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Response from Caron G |
Drive out of Lancaster down Caton Road, and beneath the M6. Drive on, then as you enter Caton, you'll see a signpost just after the speed camera, directing you to turn right towards the Trough of Bowland. Five minutes... More
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