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Trough of Bowland

minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Amazing Views, Difficult Roads

We visited on a beautiful crisp clear winters day just after Christmas. The scenery was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful views

A beautiful area of the country with stunning views. We passed through the area which was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St Helier, United Kingdom
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“dunsop bridge” (23 reviews)
“lovely drive” (13 reviews)
minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a beautiful crisp clear winters day just after Christmas. The scenery was breathtaking. We saw almost no other traffic but the roads are very difficult and at times dangerous. This was particularly the case in the icy winter conditions. There aren't too...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful area of the country with stunning views. We passed through the area which was very quiet and peaceful.

Thank 2013AJB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually don't regard anywhere on gods green earth more beautiful than the Trough of Bowland, the forsest of Bowland for that matter! People have commented that it is a challenging drive round the lanes, but there is no better place to have a bimble...More

1  Thank Purdz94
Reviewed 10 December 2017

A challenging drive, especially at night, with cattle grids and (we experienced) very poor satnav & signs directions at the north end; but amazing to see such vast open moorland

Thank izziebon
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Driving through the Trough scares the pants off people who are only familiar with modest landscapes but the views make it all worthwhile. Wonderful areas along the way for picnics.

Thank maggiebd
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I'd never heard of this area but its beautiful countryside , quaint villages and a lovely drive, be mindful that its popular with bike riders at week ends.

Thank QueenslandTommy
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We enjoyed a long dog walk in Gisburn Forest around Stocks Reservoir. Park on the Stocks Reservoir Car park on School Lane (postcode BB7 4TS), where you will see a board showing the trails around the area. The route is pretty easy to follow right...More

Thank littlej27
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We took a detour heading south to see this route and were well pleased that we did. It's a narrow and winding road and not for those in a hurry, especially at weekend when bike and motorcyles are out, but you wouldn't be here if...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 11 October 2017

stunning piece of countryside along small country lanes. beautiful anytime of year but to see it at its best go on a nice summers day with a picnic and park up next to a little stream. it really is gorgeous. great to take dogs to....More

Thank Lux_travel_chick
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Its been years since i left the area and the memories flooded back .. a great drive through one of the countries better scenic areas .. it deserves far more credit than it gets .the colours views the light flooding through the clouds (not many)...More

Thank frankalison23
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29 August 2016|
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Response from Susan J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any hotels but may be a pub at Dunsop Bridge that does B&B
Ashley B
3 August 2015|
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Response from Caron G |
Drive out of Lancaster down Caton Road, and beneath the M6. Drive on, then as you enter Caton, you'll see a signpost just after the speed camera, directing you to turn right towards the Trough of Bowland. Five minutes... More