Exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, but it might be hard for a lot of people to find the motivation. Walking is a popular choice as it is such an easy exercise that it could be enjoyable to both by young people and adults alike. In addition, walking experiences can also be more pleasurable if you have a great destination in mind and beautiful scenery to accompany you along the way. In Lancashire, a county located North-West of England, you will be able to find various walking routes that would take you through a tour of beautiful towns and the stunning English countryside.
Coastal Community of Glasson
Feel the scent of the ocean and the lively sea breeze as you go along the coastal route near the community of Glasson. Start 5-mile (9 kilometers) walk around the coast of Lancashire from the car park at the Marina. Parking costs £1 which will cover the entire day. In dry weather, you can follow the path through minor roads, tracks, and fields near Glasson. One of the landmarks that you will pass by is the remains of the Cockersands Abbey, which used to be a leper hospital. After your walk, you can check out some of the nearby watering holes like the Dalton Arms pub and the Lantern O’er Lune café.
Town of Kirkby Lonsdale
A picturesque town that you can explore while in Lancashire is the town of Kirkby Lonsdale. The town is located within Lane Valley, which offers a lot of footpaths that you can explore for your walking adventures. It is also interesting that the town serves as an intersection between Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Westmorland.
Within this quaint English town, you will be able to spot some exquisite architecture and numerous shops offering local products and delicacies. Starting from the Market Place Square, a walk around the vicinity would be 5 miles (8 kilometers long).
Vantage Point of Winter Hill
If you are looking for walking routes that are a bit more challenging, why not traverse the paths along Winter Hill, a 1,496 feet vantage point? Because of its height, the area is dominated by radio and television masts. Winter Hill is also famous for being the site of a plane crash and a place where archaeological remains from the Bronze Age were found. Start your walk in Belmont by the Black Dog Pub where the route will take you on a tour of the vicinity for 5 miles. The track is mainly in good condition, but some parts can be very boggy.
Beautiful Villages of Pendleton and Downham
If the scenery is not enough to tempt you to take walks along the Lancashire area, maybe the thought of delicious Lancashire pies will. The tons of Downham and Pendleton, famous for their great food and brewed drinks, are filled with stories concerning English history and witchcraft, but you can be sure that they are some of the best looking towns in the county. Walking between the two villages will take around 8 miles (12 kilometers). The tracks are mainly composed of footpaths, but some parts also include the tarmac road.