Monday 9th: We head north to St. Anne’s via Southport, noted for its sandy beaches and
many golf courses. Its elegant town centre provides an array of shops to browse.
Tuesday 10th: After breakfast we travel across country to one of Lancashire’s famous mills –
Oswaldtwistle. Here we have free time to explore. We continue into the Forest of Bowland,
an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Trough, a dramatic, narrow valley which
winds through the lovely countryside villages, high into the Bowland Fells with panoramic
views and breathtaking scenery. We stop at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet on the Lancaster
Canal where we enjoy a delicious cream tea on Owd Nell’s Tavern before returning to the
hotel for dinner.
Wednesday 11th: After breakfast this morning we travel to Blackpool for free time in this
fabulous seaside resort. We return to Lytham in the late afternoon.
Thursday 12th: Today we visit Bowness-on-Windermere for an opportunity to take a lake cruise
and enjoy magnificent scenery, secluded bays and wooded islands. We return via Kendal
with its castle ruins, quaint cobbled streets, antique shops, the K Village shopping outlet
and the opportunity to purchase the famous ‘Kendal Mintcake’.
Friday 13th: The morning is at leisure today in Lytham & St. Anne’s-on-sea. These dual seaside
towns are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with well-tended lawns, a
boating lake and pretty parks. Enjoy a expansive sandy beach, Victorian pier, historic
windmill and stylish independent shops.