Activities

Activities and Attractions

We are in a very rural area, just far enough from the main roads to ensure you enjoy a very peaceful and relaxing stay, but only two miles from the north Preston M6/M55 junction. The village of Woodplumpton is a pleasant walk or a short drive away.

Walking & Cycling

There are many local footpaths and access to the canal towpath through the farmyard gate. Stretching for over 40 lock free miles, the Lancaster Canal winds its way from Tewitfield in the north to Preston in the south. This particular stretch is very attractive with views across the fields over Hollowforth Swing Bridge, one of only two swing bridges on the canal. The nearby Moons Bridge Marina is a quiet haven and in the opposite direction you can walk through the footpath tunnel of Hollowforth Aqueduct designed by John Rennie.

There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy both around the accommodation and in the fields and lanes. The area is steeped in history with the adjacent Moons Farm house dating from 1686 and the remains of the cornmill and millrace in the fields. Guests are free to walk through the fields belonging to the property on either side of the canal.

 

Dining & Drinking

There are numerous places to eat locally being close to the A6 running north of Preston with choices of Indian and Chinese cuisine as well as the traditional country hostelries. To be recommended is the Plough at Eaves which is just over one mile from the property.

 Towns for Business and Pleasure

The centre of Preston is less than five miles away to the south, a surprisingly short distance given the peace and tranquility of our location, very handy for both business and leisure visitors. Myerscough College is even closer to the north of us.

To the west there is Blackpool and the Fylde Coast towns less than twelve miles away, with all the business and visitor attractions they have to offer. Visitor attractions include Farmer Parrs Animal World at Fleetwood.

To the north there is the market town of Garstang – the world’s first Fairtrade town with its friendly shops, good local food and pleasant walks. Even further north is the City of Lancaster, with all the business and places of historical interest a city can offer.

 

Further Afield

The Lake District National Park is not that far away, less than three quarters of an hour. The Bowland Forest ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is even closer, for those who love the countryside and moorland.