Pilling sands (a twenty minute walk), are a bird watchers paradise. In winter we have thousands of Pink foot geese and many Hooper swans coming in to feed. They even land in our fields and feed alongside the other birds.
Garstang is our nearest town, the world’s first fair-trade town. It is a small market town with a big history. Garstang is mentioned in the Doomsday book. The medieval weinds bring a distinctive character to the High Street and the Market Cross. Garstang has a weekly market, which runs every Thursday - and has done since 1310! The Market House is also open Wednesday - Saturday and stallholders sell a good selection of local produce including cheeses, meats and vegetables. The Thursday market along the High Street offer a large selection of stalls including shoes, children's clothes, household goods, plants, books and lots more.
Just up the road from Garstang is the village of Scorton, gateway to the Trough of Bowland in the Forest of Bowland AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The Barn in Scorton is well worth a visit with its garden centre, gift shop, cafe and restaurant.
Travelling north takes you to Cockerham, where there is a parachute centre (The Black Knights), Glasson Dock, and then on to Lancaster (12 miles). A little further is RSPB Leighton Moss. It has the largest reed bed in north-west England, and home to some really special birds such as breeding bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers. You might see deer too, not to mention butterflies! A little further again is The Lake District, England’s largest national park. There are breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains - known locally as 'fells', picturesque valleys and even sandy coastline. Well worth a visit!
Taking a different direction, heading west you arrive at Knott-End on Sea where you could take the ferry crossing to Fleetwood and visit the famous market and Freeport Shopping centre. Knott-end has its own pub, individual shops and an 18hole golf course that welcomes visitors.
A little further and you reach Poulton-le-Fylde, Cleveleys and Blackpool with its sandy beaches, tower, illuminations and pleasure beach (15 miles). Just down the coast is Lytham St Annes, the home of The Royal Lytham Golf Course.
There are local golf courses at Knott-end, Garstang, Forrest Hills and Lancaster.
Fishing is available locally (15-20 mins by car).
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