Lancashire

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After five years on a narrowboat, I’ve finally reached the end of the canal network
A quest to find the long-lost Cumbria stretch of the Lancaster Canal turns into an adventure in ‘extreme narrowboating’

Paul Miles

17, Feb, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Merseyside’s towpath to the past: a 20-mile walk along the Industrial Revolution’s first canal
Giant relics from previous centuries, a restoration effort and our writer’s childhood memories loom large on this hike along Britain’s first modern canal

Chris Moss

15, Nov, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Blackpool illuminated: resetting the jewel in Britain’s seaside crown
After years of decline, Blackpool is undergoing a renaissance and is becoming a precious heritage destination

Andrew Martin

13, Jul, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Looms with a view: a tour of Lancashire’s former mill towns
Visit the region’s old mills, as well as its museums, galleries and parks, in the buildup to this year’s British Textile Biennial

Chris Moss

29, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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A walk along the River Ribble to a great pub: the Lower Buck, Lancashire
An easy walk on both right and left banks of the Ribble offers an abundance of history – and pubs

Chris Moss

31, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Around here, people want top-end food’: how Lancashire’s Ribble Valley became Britain’s gastropub capital
With villages around the town of Clitheroe now home to three of the UK’s top 50 gastropubs, we celebrate this unique north-western take on excellent pub dining

Chris Moss

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Dark days are a time to replenish’: how to walk well in winter
A walking therapist, a Japanese calendar and yes, a cat, help our author enjoy the outdoors slowly and meditatively

Chris Moss

30, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Something special in the air’: new bars, art, music and restaurants are turning heads in Stockport
Creatives and a clued-in council are making things happen in the Greater Manchester town. Whet your cultural and culinary appetite with our guide to the best venues, bars and shops

Tony Naylor

15, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A moorland walk to a temperance bar: Mr Fitzpatrick’s, Rawtenstall
There’s no boozing at the end of this hike through industrial history , but at a pub like this you won’t even miss it

Chris Moss

18, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Balm for the soul’: my beloved, blissful walk in the Forest of Bowland
This magical place is a history-imbued, gives-you-goosebumps expanse of fells, moors and farmland – with a fabulous pub at the end

Rachel Cooke

30, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Walking Pendle Hill’s new trail: the Two Toms
Honouring two giants of UK hiking, this 25-mile Lancashire route links to the Pennine Way – and finally frees the hill from its witchcraft associations

Chris Moss

25, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A canal and seaside walk to a great pub: the Hest Bank, near Morecambe Bay
Taking in medieval and more recent industrial history, a stroll along this flat route is rewarded by a lovely old pub, great beer and views of the bay

Chris Moss

15, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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