Lancashire is a mostly rural county in northwest England. It faces the Irish sea with resorts like Morecambe, and is also of course known for Blackpool, one of England’s most popular holiday destinations. But apart from there and the city of Manchester, 80% of the county is rural.
The Forest of Bowland is just one of 30 protected areas for sustainable tourism in Europe and the Ribble Valley was believed to be inspiration for Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ books. Nearby Pendle Hill is also where Quaker George Fox apparently received a vision, before founding his peaceful religion.
- Lost Lanes North takes you on a freewheeling tour of the forgotten byways of northern England – Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire along with Northumberland and Durham. Includes beautiful photography, the perfect gift also for the armchair traveller.