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Trough of Bowland

minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Stocks Reservoir Walk

We enjoyed a long dog walk in Gisburn Forest around Stocks Reservoir. Park on the Stocks Reservoir... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Preston, United Kingdom

We took a detour heading south to see this route and were well pleased that we did. It's a narrow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
King's Lynn
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“dunsop bridge” (23 reviews)
“lovely drive” (12 reviews)
minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a long dog walk in Gisburn Forest around Stocks Reservoir. Park on the Stocks Reservoir Car park on School Lane (postcode BB7 4TS), where you will see a board showing the trails around the area. The route is pretty easy to follow right...More

Thank littlej27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a detour heading south to see this route and were well pleased that we did. It's a narrow and winding road and not for those in a hurry, especially at weekend when bike and motorcyles are out, but you wouldn't be here if...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 12 October 2017

stunning piece of countryside along small country lanes. beautiful anytime of year but to see it at its best go on a nice summers day with a picnic and park up next to a little stream. it really is gorgeous. great to take dogs to....More

Thank Lux_travel_chick
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Its been years since i left the area and the memories flooded back .. a great drive through one of the countries better scenic areas .. it deserves far more credit than it gets .the colours views the light flooding through the clouds (not many)...More

Thank frankalison23
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Trough of Bowland is a narrow pass through high fells. The watershed is between streams that feed into the River Wyre and those that feed into the River Ribble. The road is just about double track but there are some awkward bends and gradients....More

Thank iffley094
Reviewed 17 September 2017

You have to pay for parking, but its a nominal amount to drink in the lovely area is worthwhile. Local events throughtout the area and small quaint villages add to the uniqueness, plenty of pubs make a day very pleasant after a walk.

Thank poppyboo2017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

the Trough of Bowland so beautiful - we are lucky to live close by and choose to travel to Lancater / Morecambe / Heysham and Garstang this route. I would recommend everyone to visit some or all of this area

Thank pg29
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We came to Gisburn Forest with a 4 year old over the bank holiday weekend to try out the Gruffalo Walk. It was a little outside of our comfort zone as we are not regular walkers however it was brilliant. The area is beautiful and...More

Thank travellingdogheads
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We never get bored of the stunning scenery, Plenty of good walks and good hostelries. Small villages and local events throughout the summer months.

Thank jackie o
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The heather is in full bloom, a soft sun sets of the hills, the grass is greener and the rivulets gurgle away. Grouse and pheasant in large quantities along the wayside. Lovely and exceptional!

Thank Wolfgang H
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30 August 2016|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any hotels but may be a pub at Dunsop Bridge that does B&B
Ashley B
3 August 2015|
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Response from medzPNE | Reviewed this property |
Follow the signs from junction 33/34 for Lancaster leisure park and instead of turning into the park head up the hill under the motorway bridge and keep on that road,within ten minutes you are in gods country!