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Low tide at Sunderland PointIn this section is listed attractions, facilities and businesses in the many rural villages and communities neighbouring Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre.





Arkholme

Keer Falls Forest Farm
A small family run Organic farm that supplies freezer packs of delicious organically reared beef and lamb to Soil Association standards. We deliver locally for free. Visit the web site www.keerfalls.co.uk to see more about how environmentally sensitive farming can look.
Contact: Philip Onions Tel: 015242 21019




Bolton-le-Sands


Bolton-le-Sands Cricket Club





Carnforth

The Carnforth area, just North of Lancaster, was once a crossing point over the River Keer, hence the town's name. Carnforth Railway Station was used as the set for the classic 1945 Noel Coward film Brief Encounter starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Carnforth was once home to Steamtown, and the Station, now refurbished with a Visitors Centre, has a period cafe and several rooms of exhibits from the age of rail, including the film itself, on a loop.

Carnforth Bookshop
38 - 42 Market Street, Carnforth, LA5 9JX. Tel : 01524 734588
We have over 100,000 Second Hand and Antiquarian books situated in 14 rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. We also buy Books, Book Collections and libraries by appointment.
On the ground floor we have an extensive selection of new books and maps, with a speedy book ordering service to rival most chain stores. As well as adult books from all genres, we have a specialist children’s book room. A member of the Bookseller's Association, we sell and accept National Book Tokens.
We also stock a wide range of Cards / Gifts / Toys / Art Materials and Stationery.

Carnforth Station and nearby Railways
A history of Carnforth Station, from 1846 to the present time.

Leighton Hall
nr. Carnforth LA5 9ST tel. 01524 734474
1246 AD. Home of Gillows - famous furniture family. 80 acres garden and park, falconery displays, caterpillar maze.





Caton


Caton Gala
traditional village festival which takes place on the village sport field at the beginning of June.

Caton Village

Caton's official website - local news and a comprehensive local guide to events and resources.





Forton


The Bay Horse Inn
Bay Horse Lane, Bay Horse, Ellel, Lancaster, LA2 0HR.
Tel: 01524 791204
Award-winning country pub.





G
algate

A small village South of Lancaster. Students and academics from the University live here alongside the local population in an area surrounded by farmland and, well, the University, which is within easy walking distance.
Best pub
: The Plough, which has a garden and is beside a canal marina.






Garstang


Market town south of Lancaster, with some terrific small food shops despite the arrival of a major supermarket in the town.
The UK's first Fairtrade town.





Glasson

The Dalton Arms
Ten Row, West Quay, Glasson Dock, nr Lancaster, LA2 0BZ
Tel: 01524 751213

Glasson Dock Village Hall.
Mike Hornshaw, Bookings Manager – 01524 752015
Looking for somewhere to hire for your event or club? Or are you looking for rehearsal space? Do you need a small meeting room or a large hall? Do you need somewhere that has catering and bar facilities? Are you looking for somewhere that’s got staging, lighting and audio equipment with induction loop? Do you need disabled access? Is ample car parking a pre-requisite? Then Glasson Dock Village Hall is the venue you’re looking for. Hire by the hour or by the day. Hourly/daily rates are negotiable for regular users.

The Stork Inn
Corricks Lane, Condor Green, Lancaster, LA2 0AN
Tel: 01524 751234
Traditional beamed coaching inn overlooking Lune estuary dates back to 1660. Serves food

Click here for info, details and to bookThe Mill at Condor Green
(prev Thurnham Mill Hotel)
Conder Green, Lancaster LA2 0BD
tel: 01524 752852
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Victoria Inn
Glasson Dock, Lancaster LA2 0BT tel. 01524 751423 Serves food.





Halton


The Centre @ Halton
A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton which has something for everyone. Our wide range of facilities offer both indoor and outdoor space to hire, a Coffee Shop as well as a fantastic skate park and MUGA..
We have a huge number of classes and activities, from sports and exercise to community activities and events.
For general queries and information about The Centre, email: centremanager@haltoncentre.org
For bookings of the Hall and other facilities in The Centre email: bookings@haltoncentre.org

Greyhound Hotel
10 Low Road, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6LZ. Tel. 01524 811356

Lancaster Cohousing Project at Halton

Out of the Woods
"Out of the Woods" Mill Lane (Top End), Halton, Lancaster. LA2 6ND, United Kingdom Tel : +44 (0) 1524 811968 Fax : +44 (0) 1524 812472. Email: ralph.martyn[at]which.net
A small design, manufacturing and trading company, established in 1989 by R L Martyn, producing a wide range of wind chimes, music stands, puzzles and other high quality gifts, and hand crafted fine furniture for the home and garden.





Hest Bank


See also Slyne-with-Hest





Heysham

Originally a fishing village, Heysham became a port in the 19th century. It is still used as a port today, with ferries operating to and from the Isle of Man and Ireland, and a busy cargo terminal. Also found close to the village is Heysham nuclear power station, which produces enough electricity for all of Lancashire and is set in a 25-acre nature reserve. Nuclear polluters have the best sense of irony we know.

Heysham Online
A Tourism, Leisure & Business guide to Heysham, administered by Heysham Neighbourhood Council

Heysham Head
Ruins from 800AD, St Peters Church and St Patricks Chapel. Very pretty, Norse remains.

Heysham Power Stations

Rock House Guesthouse
14 Main Street Heysham Village , Heysham LA3 2RW
tel: 01524 851821




Hornby


A village in north Lancashire, set on an old pack horse route. Hornby consists of a main street with a castle, a couple of churches, pubs and a river. The castle became best known as the subject of one of Turner's best-loved paintings.

Flower Bank Florist
28 Main St, Hornby, LA2 8JR
Tel 015242 21510
An independant florist shop owned and run by Liz and Pat,
established as a florist in the Lancaster area for many years now. "We credit ourselves on being big enough to cope but small enough to care. We are a contemporary florist shop but with traditional values.
As a member of Teleflorist we can arrange national and international deliveries of flowers from our Lancaster shop (many on a same-day basis)."

google top 10
5 Ingleborough View, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JN
Contact Steve Anthony. Tel: 01524 221848
Mob: 07929 376458. Email: info@googletop10.co.uk
Internet Services: google top 10 ranking, search engine optimisation, website promotion.

McCulloch Accountants Lancaster, Lancashire
We are an established accountancy practice based in the Lancaster area. We are very proud to offer you the following services: Company Accounts / EOY Accounts; Payroll; Tax Returns / Self Assessment; VAT / Quarterly Returns; Corporation Tax; Financial Advice / Business Plans / Cash Flow; Company Incorporation.
Contact: Malcolm McCulloch.
Tel 015242 22377
Mob 07940 498942
Email mcculloch.accountants@googlemail.com

web3000 - Website Promotion & Design.
5 Ingleborough View, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JN
Telephone: 015242 21848 (office)/ 07929 376458 (mobile)
Contact: Steve Anthony
Services: Website promotion on all major search engines including Google / Yahoo / MSN. Pay Per click advertising.
Website design and maintenance, hosting, consultancy, training.
Description: Web3000 is a leading UK website promotion and design company based in Hornby, Lancaster.
Targetting: Small Business / Home User




Ingleton


White Scar Caves
Ingleton, North Yorkshire, LA6 3AW tel. 015242 41244
Tours from 10.00am-5.30 pm every day except 25th Dec. last tour 3.30pm

Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
For the able-bodied and well-shod it's a must-see. Really lovely and it just goes on - you go up one series of falls to a little cafe stall and then over the hillside past a very textbook limestone outcrop (and sometimes an ice-cream van) and then back down a second series of falls. Beautiful. A series of falls and pools to swim in in the summer too and near the start a place where the agile can scramble behind the water curtain.
See website for ticket prices.





Kirkby Lonsdale


Famous for being the home of Devil's Bridge, where motor cycle enthusiasts rally of a Summer Sunday and on sunny days reckless folk entertain the picnicking tourists by jumping (DO NOT DIVE) from the parapet into the cold foaming torrent below (a good long way below and with rocky rocks on each side of a narrow channel).

It has taken lives, and is a potentially fatal or gravely injurious act that should not to be attempted at all. So don't go suing me if you mess it up, I've warned you. Also you'll spoil everyone's afternoon. Best also if you're childless, loveless and without dependents. And are wearing robustly attached swimwear / pants & T-shirt.

Jumpers should be fully fit and able swimmers and take due caution, advice, consultation and careful observation of several other practitioners first and EXACTLY where and how they jump - and how they fare. The jumper should not leap wildly but should hold him / herself straight vertical; hold your nose, deep breath (ladies fold your arms under breasts, guys - legs together) and present as little surface area to the water as possible cos it will smack you HARD enough to bruise (I found). I've done it - thought I might want to practice for if I ever have to jump off a sinking ship...... Unforgettable. The water was full of swirling green light and bubbles. Go carefully.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w0uijJZGrE

Kirkby Lonsdale town web site.




Middleton


Crown & Anchor
Middleton Road, Middleton LA3 3JJ tel. 01524 850990
Serves food

Old Roof Tree Inn
Middleton Road, Middleton LA3 3JT tel. 01524 852434
Serves food

The Holistic Centre
Borrans Lane, Middleton Road, Middleton, LA3 3JJ
Tel: 01524 853553
We are a Centre of Excellence with only the highest trained practitioners on hand. Our aim is to treat people from all walks of life with particular focus on those with special needs.
Includes:
Primrose House
Simply Scrumptious Cafe Tel: 01524 859126
Lotus Hair Salon Tel: 07771657301




Nether Kellett


www.netherkellet.com





Over Kellet


Overall Champion
Lancashire Best Kept Village Awards 2004


www.overkellet.org
- Village web site.





Overton

Ship Hotel
9 Main Street, Overton LA3 3HD tel. 01524 858231 Serves food





Pilling

Parish Council website

A centre for market gardening





Scorton

The Barn at Scorton
Tel. 01524 793533
Open: 9.00am - 6.00pm Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
A terrific gift shop and produce centre offering local meat and other foods, also selling plants gifts and more

The Priory Hotel & Restaurant
The Square, Scorton, Lancaster tel. 01524 791255
7 letting bedrooms - from £30/night all ensuite, tv, isdn lines. Scorton Village's public bar and also restaurant with a range of great food served all day in good proportions. Popular with cyclists.
Menus range from breakfast, lunches and light snacks to full evening meals. The food on offer is of a traditional English flavour with international dishes appearing on the specials board. The restaurant sources all its food locally using Fylde coast or Bowland Forest produce and Garstang cheeses.


Six Arches Caravan Park
Scorton, Garstang, Nr. Preston, Lancs PR3 1AL
Tel: 01524 791683 Fax: 01524 792926
A family-run business whose facilities include a club house, shop and chip shop. Nicely situated with Scorton close by - 20 minutes walk, and also close (15 mins) walk to the A6 and bus routes.





Silverdale


CONSERVATION

Exmoor ponies in Conservation (Silverdale)
EPIC (Exmoor Ponies in Conservation)
also at http://epicrus.supanet.com
Tim and Margaret Mackintosh
Gibraltar Farm Campsite, Silverdale, LA5 OAU.
tel / fax: 01524 701736 mobile: 07855 206107
email: camping[at]gibraltarfarm.co.uk
Supported by: English Nature; Day,Son and Hewitt; Dodson and Horrell. (ENTRUST reg. Environmental Body)

Jack Scout and Jenny Brown's Point
Arnside Knott, Silverdale and Arnside
Scenic walks along the coast and around Silverdale and Arnside.

Leighton Moss Nature Reserve
Silverdale, Carnforth, Lancs, LA50SW tel. 01524 601601
One of the RSPB's most important reserves. Open daily fro 9am to 9pm (or sunset, when earlier), and has an impressive year round programme of events and activities (see details of events at the reserve and whats on calendar for summer Morecambe seafront events).
Birds and wildlife, hides, trails, disabled access.




Slyne-with-Hest
Slyne-with-Hest village website.





Tatham
Not exactly a village, but it is one of Lancashire's largest parishes, has 2 churches, a pub and an active community life. Pronounced 'Tateham'.

Tatham Fells
Local info website with walking maps.

Greenhall Riding Centre

Tatham Bridge Inn
Renowned for its great quality ales, beers and cuisine. Also has a caravan site attached and a helicopter landing area.

Tatham History Society
The society's aim is to research the history of the parish and neighbourhood of Tatham in Lancashire, to organise educational events, and to publish materials, both in print and on the web. Membership is open to all, and gives free entry to the society's events—usually a series of winter talks, a spring exhibition, and two summer outings.





Wray
The home of the Scarecrow Festival, held every year around May Day and host to the Annual Maggot Race and Wray Fair. Further information on these events from Lancaster Tourist Information Tel. 01524 32878.
The vilagers take great pride in their community and they have their own web site, with plenty of photographs of the village.

The Wray Scarecrow Village Site
Wray: population, 460 (possibly including animals....). Every year , towards the end of April, strange objects appear outside the door of almost every house. It is the INVASION OF THE SCARECROWS.
(Incomers take warning and stay away from the big wicker structure in the back field. You don't want to know!-)

The Wray Scarecrow Village Virtual Tour Site

Bridge House Farm
Main St, Wray, LA2 8QP.
Tel: 015242 22496 / 21309
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm.
Tea room with regional and traditional home-made foods, gift shop and gallery with original crafts and artwork. Also gifts, plants and accessories for the garden. Artisans workshops available. Picnic and play area to rear adjoining riverside and woodland walks and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Also offers themed weekend events.





Wyre

Visit Wyre
Tel: 01253 887439

Wyre Borough Council
Visit this iste to order a tourist guide to the Wyre area, or cal 01253 887247





Yealand Conyers


Yealand Conyers Parish Council



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