Join the canal at Carnforth or Bolton-le-Sands. Family friendly flat cycling south, with spectacular views across Morecambe Bay, brings you to Hest Bank where the Hest Bank Inn does Guardian recommended budget eats. After Hest Bank take the cycle path to Morecambe which joins the wide flat prom (after a short descent). You can ride along this for 3 miles, taking you down to the Art Deco Midland Hotel and Stone Jetty with it's bird themed art works. Return by retracing your steps or the more adventurous can take the cycle path into Lancaster and then rejoin the canal taking in the newly restored aquaduct.
Arrive by train at Carnforth or free parking between Bolton le Sands and Carnforth.
A vast range of second hand clothes sold from a number of stalls under the one roof. From Bebe Babette Costumiere for rent or purchase period clothing, to the wall-to-wall madness that is 'Malcolms Place'
King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LG
Google map: bit.ly/bxHStn
Tucked away down Bashful Alley (a name straight out of Harry Potter) can be found the Old Bell Coffeehouse. This is an excellent vibrant little cafe tucked away down an old alley near the castle in the centre of Lancaster. Good selection of mains and snacks, prices were very reasonable. Although bustling, service was quick and polite. Mixed youngish crowd. Highly recommended
Bashful Alley, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1LP
Google map: tinyurl.com/32p57hf
Whale Tail cafe is a vegetarian cafe/restaurant that is a Lancaster institution and has been around for many years. Recently they have opened the doors in the evenings from Thurs-Sun. The food is fantastic, ambiance delightful and the prices are incredibly reasonable.
Towards the top of Penny Street, Lancaster
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