Lancashire and Cumbria

Exploring North Lancashire and Cumbria with your family from the Accrington area is a wonderful idea, as these areas offer stunning natural beauty and plenty of family-friendly attractions. Here’s a sample itinerary with places to visit and enjoy the breath-taking vistas:

Day 1: Lancaster and Morecambe Bay

  • Morning:
    • After leaving home in Accrington, start your trip in Lancaster with a visit to Lancaster Castle, a historic fortress with beautiful views from the tower.
    • Explore Williamson Park and its beautiful Ashton Memorial.
  • Afternoon:
    • Head to Morecambe for lunch by the seaside.
    • Stroll along Morecambe’s promenade and enjoy views of the stunning Morecambe Bay.
  • Evening:
    • Check into your accommodation in Lancaster or Morecambe.

Day 2: Lake District National Park

  • Morning:
    • Drive to the Lake District National Park, known for its incredible vistas.
    • Visit Bowness-on-Windermere and enjoy a boat tour on Lake Windermere.
  • Afternoon:
    • Have a picnic at Fell Foot Park, offering scenic views of Lake Windermere.
    • Explore the charming village of Ambleside and its picturesque streets.
  • Evening:
    • Return to your accommodation in the Lake District.

Day 3: Lake District Exploration

  • Morning:
    • Visit Keswick, a lovely market town, and explore the shores of Derwentwater.
    • Take a stroll through Fitz Park for stunning views of the surrounding hills.
  • Afternoon:
    • Drive to Honister Slate Mine and take a guided tour to learn about the region’s industrial heritage and enjoy panoramic mountain views.
    • Have a late lunch in Keswick.
  • Evening:
    • Return to your Lake District accommodation.

Day 4: Yorkshire Dales

  • Morning:
    • Head southeast to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
    • Visit Malham Cove, a dramatic limestone formation with incredible views.
  • Afternoon:
    • Explore the charming village of Grassington, known for its picturesque scenery.
    • Take a family walk along the scenic Malham Tarn.
  • Evening:
    • Drive back to your accommodation in the Lake District.

Day 5: Lake District Adventure

  • Morning:
    • Spend the morning hiking to a picturesque viewpoint like Orrest Head or Cat Bells.
  • Afternoon:
    • Enjoy a family-friendly activity like mountain biking or kayaking in the Lake District.
  • Evening:
    • Dine in a cozy Lake District pub and savor local cuisine.

Day 6: Departure

  • Depending on your departure time, you can explore any remaining attractions or enjoy a leisurely morning in the Lake District.
  • Head back home towards Accrington to drop the vehicle back off at the hire location.

This itinerary offers a mix of stunning natural vistas, outdoor activities, and family-friendly attractions in Lancashire and Cumbria. Be sure to check the opening hours and availability of attractions, and make any necessary reservations in advance to ensure a smooth and enjoyable family vacation.

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