This certainly wasn’t your average Saturday night. It was a winter's evening and I was at Wellbeing Farm in Edgworth (between Darwen and Bolton), right on the tops (in thick fog I hasten to add) about to take part in The Wellbeing Sausage Experience. My cohorts were two girls in their late teens, that had been bought the course as a Christmas gift, a pig farmer, his partner and their son who was training to be a chef. We were all equally intrigued about the evening ahead.
Inglewhite to Chipping via Scorton Miles 32 – Terrain, undulating
With a definite nip in the air, my cycling friends and I donned gloves and helmet in the glorious sunshine as we cycled out of the pretty village of Inglewhite. We climbed through the Forest of Bowland towards Beacon Fell Country Park taking us onto Bleasdale Moor, up towards Lancaster and eventually bringing you to the village of Scorton. As is usual, we stopped for a well-deserved rest at the Priory Inn Café for homemade soup, sandwiches and a warm fire fuelling us up for the route back to Chipping.
This year the English Tourism Week (14-22 March) coincides with the first day of Spring – so what better way to celebrate Lancashire’s fantastic choice of visitor experiences than with our Top Five Things to do in Lancashirethis Spring.
1. Celebrate the natural world with a visit to a nature reserve. See Avocets at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough which is celebrating its 40th year with events throughout 2015. The new hide at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston (just off J31) with floor to ceiling glass gives visitors a brand new way to view the birdlife on No 1 Pit Lake and the new Sand Martin Wall. See more nature reserves in Lancashire