In May 2019 I embarked on my first visit to the bucolic English county of Lancashire. Here, in the endearing market town of Carnforth, I have an uncle. The only uncle, in fact, with whom I have any meaningful contact. “Your favourite uncle”, as he’s fond of saying, somewhat tongue in cheek.
Staying with Uncle D and his merry clan, I began my explorations with Carnforth itself. Home, don’t you know, to an exceptionally charming heritage centre railway station. The highlight of which is a delightfully crafted cafe in tribute to the acclaimed British film A Brief Encounter, shot on location here in 1945.
Moreover, Carnforth proved a wonderful base from which to visit more of Lancashire’s many delights. Indeed I spent several days exploring the city of Lancaster, with its grand castle prison, sprawling hill park and legend of The Pendle Witches.
Furthermore, I set off on a day trip to the seaside town of Morecambe. Delightfully laid back and uncommercial, I loved the whole retro vibe. Particularly the promenade, beach and its characterful 19th century seafront buildings.
With all of the stunning countryside on offer, I couldn’t leave Lancashire without some solid hiking. Thus Uncle D and I made sure to include a day conquering the trails of Warton Crag Nature Reserve.
For the full lowdown on my investigations in this lovely corner of England, why not visit Lancashire through my travel reports on: