The Best Easter Walks and Picnic Spots in Lancaster
Lancaster And The Lune
It’s part of Lancaster’s charm that it remains a compact city, enjoying close contact with surrounding countryside. This easy walk takes full advantage, moving from the bustle of the city centre to the leisurely pace of the canal and on to the wide open spaces of the Lune Estuary, where binoculars and a bird book would be ideal companions.
Around Crook O’ Lune
This dramatic stretch of the river offers wonderful views of the Lune Valley whilst being a leisurely and relaxing route.
Birk Bank And Baines Crag
Lancaster’s ‘other’ AONB is the Forest of Bowland; Lancaster’s share of this is larger than the whole of Arnside – Silverdale and includes the highest fells. It’s in an area of sprawling heather moorland, punctuated by rocky outcrops and dissected by sheltered valleys. This walk provides a taste of these contrasts and gives some magnificent, far reaching views into the bargain.
Pack a hamper of your favourite picnic food and place your pitch in Lancaster’s surrounding countryside. Here are our top picnic spots for you to relax this Easter.
If you are looking for a picturesque backdrop of hills, fields and trees whilst indulging in your picnic then The Crook O’Lune picnic site is the perfect spot for you. You can walk here from Lancaster or from Caton in the north, along the cycle path or enjoy a walk along the river bank. Have a wander along the path to Gray’s Seat where you can see the famous view immortalised by JMW Turner’s paintings.
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Nestled on the coastal plain of lush green fields and framed by a beautiful backdrop of fells, Conder Green is a lovely place to lunch. After your picnic treat yourself to a famous ice cream at Wallings.