Monday, May 31, 2010

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens

On the lapwing walk at Cobble Hey Farm - stunning views of Bowland
On the lapwing walk - stunning views of Bowland

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens is a working hill farm not far from the A6 south of Garstang, offering visitors a range of attractions including a farmhouse cafe offering food home-made from locally sourced ingredients (Dewlay cheese, Goosnargh chicken and turkey, Robinson's ice-creams), delightful gardens surrounded by mature trees, a selection of rare breed livestock, a children's playground, and a conservation walk allowing access to land managed to support Lapwings, which are becoming increasingly rare.  The hillside setting also offers fantastic panoramic views of Bowland and across to the Lancashire coast.  There is good access for disabled visitors and nice clean toilet facilities.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dunsop Bridge

Dunsop Bridge
Dunsop Bridge

A scorching Sunday and niece Lily's second birthday gave us all a great excuse for a picnic at Dunsop Bridge, a beauty spot where the rivers Hodder and Dunsop join (Dunsop Bridge also claims to be the geographic centre of Britain).