This title includes twenty-five wonderful circular strolls amid the hills and valleys, and on the riverbanks and coastline of picturesque Lancashire. These rambles range from two to seven miles, and all feature a reviving visit to an inviting tea shop. The walks are devised to suit all ages and abilities, including families. Detailed maps make route-finding easy and worry free. The routes and many points of interest along the way are described by experienced writer and walker Terry Marsh.
Table of Contents
1 Turton Tower Tea Room, Turton 2 The Cottage Tea Room, Caton 3 Memory Lane Tea Room, Croston 4 The Hillcrest Tea Room, Great Mitton 5 The Lantern, Glasson Dock 6 The Stables Cafe, Haigh 7 Wolfhouse Gallery, Silverdale 8 Knott End Cafe, Knott End 9 Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell 10 Village Green Tea Room, Rivington 11 Whalley Abbey Coffee Shop, Whalley 12 Cuerden Hall Tea Room, Chorley 13 Vaughns Country Cafe, Roddlesworth 14 Post Office Tea Room, Downham 15 The Shore Cafe, Hest Bank 16 The Coffee Pot, Garstang 17 Carnforth Station Tea Room, Carnforth 18 Visitor Centre Cafe, Jumbles Country Park 19 Barley Tea Room, Barley 20 Great House Barn, Lever Park, Horwich 21 Clough Head Cafe, Haslingden 22 The Priory, Scorton 23 Craft Centre Tea Room, Wycoller 24 RSPB Visitor Centre, Leighton Moss 25 Canalside Craft Centre Coffee Shop, Galgate
I'm a freelance writer and photographer, specialising in the countryside and travel, mainly in the UK, France, the Isle of Man and Australia. My writing career began in 1980, at a time when I had a 'proper' job, but I became a full-time professional writer in 1990. As a photographer, I learned the hard way, on the wedding circuit way back in 1969. Since then I've ditched weddings and taken to landscape and travel photography. Gradually, my work has moved into the realms of travel, cuisine, local cultures, the countryside and conservation, and I now write on a wide range of subjects from traditions and superstitions to ecology, conservation and vernacular architecture. My main areas of interest include Australia (all states and territories); the Isle of Man; England (Chilterns AONB, Cumbria and the Lake District, Peak District, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire Dales); Scotland (especially the islands, notably the Isle of Skye, the Western Isles and St Kilda); Wales; France (all departements, but especially Paris, Strasbourg, Avignon, Picardy Somme, Oise, Aisne), Charente Maritime, Aube-en-Champagne, Aude, Herault, the Loire and the Loir, and the Cathars country of southern France); countryside; walking; food and wine. I am a regular contributor to Living France, Dalesman, Cumbria, and occasional contributor (words and pictures) to In Britain, Destination France and Candis. I lecture on 'Writing about Travel' at Burton Manor College, Wirral. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot); and a Member/Proprietor of Writers and Photographers unLimited (www.wpu.org.uk), Guidebookwriters.com (www.guidebookwriters.com); the Society of Authors, the Outdoor Writers' Guild (Honorary Life Member), MENSA, NUJ and the British Guild of Travel Writers.