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Days Out

There are lots of things to do and places to go during your stay at Patty's Farm Barn. Lancaster Castle (Top Left) is a short drive away.

The Lake District (top Right)is only a 40 minute drive away. Explore the hills and lakes in this popular area, or visit the attractive Cumbian towns of Ambleside and Windermere, or maybe catch the ferry over to Hawkshead. The excellent Hayes Garden Centre in Ambleside can provide a leisurely morning or afternoon all on its own!
Ingleborough Falls & Caves are also a 40 minute drive away. The waterfall walk is a 4 mile walk across beautiful scenic areas. You can take a guided tour through the caves, and it is suitable for families of all ages.

Cockersands Abbey is 2 miles away. It is a nice walk along the coast from Patty's Barn to this historic abbey.

Cross Bay Walks take place across Morecambe Bay with a guide. It is a long walk, but suitable for all ages. Please note, these walks must only be undertaken with a guide.

Blackpool has been a popular tourist site for years. If you like the traditional seaside towns, then Blackpool is a 30 minute drive. you can view the illuminations at certain times of the year, take in a show, visit the Pleasure Beach, buy REAL fish & chips, go swimming in the Irish Sea, climb the tower, watch a circus, or even take a pleasure flight over the area! Visit the sites above for further details of what the resort has to offer.

Williamson Park in Lancaster offers some nice walks, with views across to the hills of the Lake District, and activities for children. In addition to the walks, there is a butterfly house and a small cafe at the park.

Leighton Moss (RSPB) & Martin Mere (WWT) reserves are both easily accessible from Patty's Farm Barn. These sites are a must for ornathologists. Details and directions can be found on the sites above.

Morecambe is only 10 miles away. A must-see is the Eric Morecambe statue (above right) on the sea front. It is a lovely walk on the promanade which has been recently refurbished along with the beautiful Art Deco Midland Hotel which opened originally in 1933.

Lancaster Canal Packet Boats give you a great day out. How about a special fish and chip cruise or a Lancashire Hot Pot cruise.

Kirkby Stephen is 50 miles or just an hours drive away, up the M6 to junction 38. This is the Eden Valley and there are some lovely walks along the River Eden. You can park near the cloisters in the market square and visit the Norman church of St Stephen. From the car park follow the sign to Frank's Bridge and cross over the river, keeping the river on your right. Walk on through the woods and cross the river again when you come to the footbridge. Follow the track through the woods and reach Stenkrith Bridge. Walk to the track of the old railway line (it was closed in 1962) and follow it to the Podgill Viaduct where you will see a well marked footpath taking you backl to the river. and yet another bridge. Follow the path back to the footbridge you crossed earlier and back to the car park.

Heron Corn Mill (postcode LA7 7PQ) is on the bank of the river Bela in Beetham; South Cumbria. It is one of the few working mills in the area, and has been a base for local industry powered by renewable energy for over 900 years. Car park and visitor centre. Near Carnforth just off the A6. You can actually see herons as there is a heronary close by. Good walks on a marked footpath. You may also see a kingfisher, wagtail and dipper, as well as swallows and swifts.

Days out from Patty's Farm Barn

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