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Lovely Lancashire; Forests, Witches & Rail

Lovely Lancashire; Forests, Witches & Rail





5 DAYS FROM £364


With its rolling pastures, working farmland and dense forestry, the Forest Of Bowland in Lancashire is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ where quiet country roads lead to many scattered villages and picturesque hamlets reflecting a time of past. The villages surrounding Pendle Hill are known for their association with the ‘Pendle Witches’ who were tried and subsequently hanged for practicing witchcraft in 1612.


Our base for the tour will be the superb BARTON GRANGE HOTEL which is located just north of Preston. Once a former manor house, this family owned and operated hotel has a stylish contemporary interior which still retains the traditional charm of the original building. Features include a restaurant and lounge/bar along with leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna and gym. All of the comfortably furnished en suite bedrooms feature tv, iron/ironing board, telephone and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors.


Monday 2nd September
Departing Newark we principally utilise the motorway system so into Lancashire and our base just north of Preston.

Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th September
Scheduled excursions during the stay will include the following:
• Full day tour including the beautiful Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. Highlights include Sabden, home of two of the Pendle Witches, and Downham - reputedly Lancashire’s most beautiful village which lies at the foot of Pendle Hill. We return via Dunsop Bridge (the nearest village to the centre of the British Isles) and the scenic Trough of Bowland where sweeping fells, deep valleys and peat moorland dominate the landscape.
• Full day tour including a ride aboard the East Lancashire Railway – a 12 mile stretch of heritage line which nestles in the picturesque Irwell Valley. We return via a visit to the award winning Oswaldtwistle Shopping Village – a former weaving Mill with over 100 shops and retailers.
• Full day tour via the Hodder Valley to Browsholme Hall a Grade I listed historic house and family home to the Parker family who have been bowbearers in the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times. Enjoy a short tour of the house followed by free time in the beautifully managed gardens.

Friday 6th September
Departing Preston mid morning, we return via a more scenic Derbyshire route, so home to Newark for approximately tea time.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £364 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double room for sole occupancy £120.00

Please see page 20 in our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Barton Grange Hotel

Train ride aboard East Lancashire Railway

Admission/tour of Browsholme Hall

Admission to Oswaldtwistle is free



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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