City of Outdoors


One of the best things about Lancaster is you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life whilst also having the choice to take a short drive or cycle out of Lancaster along the River Lune where you’ll discover a much celebrated and beautiful Lune Valley. Here are a few things you can enjoy in the City of Outdoors:


Forest of Bowland

Discover beautiful unspoilt countryside, picturesque villages, dramatic open moorland and outstanding scenery. All of this is on the doorstep of the city and just waiting to be explored by bike. The Forest of Bowland provides inspiration for walkers, ideas for afternoon tea stops, tips for star gazing and seasonal wildlife highlights.

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Ride the Way of the Roses

For this summer why not cycle the Way of the Roses cycle route? It’s a challenging but rewarding coast to coast cycling adventure which takes in the beautiful landscape of the Lune Valley before heading through Yorkshire and the east coast.

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Dine out in Style

Dine out in style in stunning countryside. The talented chefs at The Highwayman in Kirby Lonsdale select seasonal menus to reflect the delicious local produce, whilst The Fenwick at Claughton is known for its award-winning dishes based on fresh fish and seafood. The Bay Horse offers locally sourced meats and delicious desserts, whilst The Fleece Inn at Dolphinholme, recently refurbished, offers a warm welcome to the Forest of Bowland.

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