Scenic Views in Lancashire
6th January 2021
Lancashire is a beautiful county with an abundance of scenic views to take in during your stay. Just a short drive from our award-winning caravan park, you’ll be treated to amazing countryside and coastline, which can be enjoyed as part of walk, cycle ride or drive.
Here we list some just some of the best scenic views in Lancashire.
Ashton Memorial – Williamson Park, Lancaster
The Ashton Memorial is well worth a visit during your stay at Moss Wood Caravan Park. The Grade I listed building is located within Williamson Park and was commissioned by Lord Ashton in memory of his late wife. The memorial is a striking design, with impressive sculptures surrounding the copper dome.
Visitors can access the outdoor viewing gallery on the first floor to marvel at the views of the surrounding countryside. Standing at 150 feet tall, the memorial offers an elevated position to photograph the Lancaster skyline. On a clear day you will be able to see across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District in the distance.
The monument is situated in around 54 acres of park and woodland. Pack a picnic and make the short drive from our Lancaster holiday park to enjoy a fun-filled day exploring the grounds. There are a network of woodland walks and play areas to enjoy. Other attractions within the grounds include a mini zoo, cafe and butterfly house.
Crook O’ Lune, Lancaster
Crook O’Lune is a scenic picnic spot, situated just 20 minutes’ drive from Moss Wood Caravan Park. It is popular with both local families and holidaymakers whatever the weather, thanks to the beautiful views over the Lune Valley and river below.
The banks of the river are lined with beautiful trees and there are tall fells visible in the distance. A short walk will take you to the river’s edge, where you can go for a paddle or skip stones.
There is easy access to a number of walks and cycle routes here – our favourites take you over the Old Railway Bridge. There’s also a snack bar where you can buy a drink to refuel whilst taking in the scenery.
Rossall Point, Fleetwood
Rossall Point is located on the Fleetwood Peninsula, in between Blackpool and Cleveleys. This wild and rugged section of coastline is known for its natural landscape and beautiful sea views. During a day trip from our Lancashire caravan park, visitors can climb the Rossall Tower to take in the scenery. There is an open observation deck at the top, where you can embrace the elements and look out across the Irish sea. When the weathers right you can see the Forest of Bowland and Lakeland Fells.
The beach is popular with walkers and locals hoping to escape the crowds. The sand dunes that flank the coastal path make it haven for birds and other wildlife. You can find out more about the different species that can be found along the Fylde Coast in the tower itself. The ground floor has seasonal displays which give an insight into the coastal environment and local history.
Nicky Nook, Scorton
A short walk from the village of Scorton near Garstang will take you to Nicky Nook – a small fell on the western edge of the Forest of Bowland. From here you can enjoy a number of leisurely dog walks, which offer far reaching views in every direction.
Most people choose to do the circular 3-mile trail, which takes roughly an hour or two to complete. Along the way there are plenty of picnic benches to rest your legs whilst admiring the beautiful scenery. One of our favourite things about this walk is the variety of landscapes on offer. When walking at Nicky Nook you’ll be treated to beautiful woodland, picturesque tarns and views over Grizedale reservoir.
At the top of the fell there’s a memorial stone dedicated to the Queen’s Jubilee. Blackpool Tower, Wales and the Lake District are all visible on a clear day.
Trough of Bowland
The Trough of Bowland is a high pass in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, not far from our holiday park. The pass sits nearly 1,000ft above sea level and is widely considered one of the most scenic drives in Lancashire.
The roads are narrow and winding, but you’ll be treated with spectacular views over the Lancashire countryside from its prominent position. There are plenty of scenic walks to enjoy in this area, with something to suit all ages and abilities.
This route is said to have played an interesting role in local history. It is thought to be the route taken by the Pendle witches on their way to trial at Lancaster Castle.
If you’re into hiking, we highly recommend making the walk to Hampsfell Hospice during your stay at our caravan and holiday home park. Built in 1846 as a place for travellers to rest, it now serves as a viewing platform, boasting magnificent views as far as the eye can see.
At the top of the tower there’s a pointer which helps you identify the natural landmarks around you. Simply turn the dial to the point of interest and match the degrees with the place names on the plaque. If the weather takes a turn for the worse you can pop in side to seek shelter from the rains!