Interesting things near Carnforth

Interesting things near Carnforth

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ShampooEfficient

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4,084 posts

178 months

Saturday 27th March
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With fingers firmly crossed, we have booked a weekend away to Carnforth in May. All being well we will be borrowing an MX5, which gives an extra dimension.

We stayed a couple of years ago and have done the Lakeland Aquarium, Motor Museum and steam train. We are both wired similarly - any recommendations of similar within a decent driving distance of Carnforth - bearing in mind the car, we are willing to wind our way for a couple of hours in any direction if it's a nice drive...?

We've also done Blackpool Sealife Centre and Leyland motor museum fairly recently... But open to recommendation.

If there's any particularly good seaside fish and chips and B-road routes, also open to suggestions...

Thanks in advance!

Wacky Racer

34,364 posts

214 months

Saturday 27th March
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Visit the railway station, there is a wonderful exhibition of David Lean's Brief Encounter memorabilia, as it was filmed there on location.




If that doesn't float your boat, head over to Ingleton and take the road over to Hawes, passing Ribblehead Viaduct, and Ingleborough, one of the finest drives in the country.

If you get chance stop off at Dent (4 miles off route) to have a look around.

Arnside is very nice too.

I have an MX5, you will have a great time.

magpie215

3,603 posts

156 months

Saturday 27th March
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Wacky Racer said:
If that doesn't float your boat, head over to Ingleton and take the road over to Hawes, passing Ribblehead Viaduct, and Ingleborough, one of the finest drives in the country.
If your in that area the ingleton waterfalls walk is great and also white scar show cave is nearby.

Wacky Racer

34,364 posts

214 months

Saturday 27th March
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magpie215 said:
If your in that area the ingleton waterfalls walk is great and also white scar show cave is nearby.
Agreed, both excellent. smile

Also a couple of miles from Hawes is Hardraw Force, the highest waterfall in England.

ShampooEfficient

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4,084 posts

178 months

Saturday 27th March
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Thanks all! Caves are definitely a good shout biggrin

RONV

349 posts

101 months

Saturday 27th March
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some great roads to let your car stretch it's legs and use it's handling great places to stop for a coffee break and drive the Trough of Bowland

Gary C

8,116 posts

146 months

Saturday 27th March
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Leighton Moss is a RSPB bird sanctuary

Silverdale and Warton Crag have some nice walks and its ok for a drive too, Arnside Knott is a good place for a walk too (though don't get lost, its oddly easy to do)

White scar caves near Ingleton

Lancaster Castle is ok for an hours visit

Visit Morecambe for the Sarjavo experience smile

But really,, the Lakes draw most tourists.

ShampooEfficient

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178 months

Saturday 27th March
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Gary C said:
Visit Morecambe for the Sarjavo experience smile
I went to Morecambe about a decade ago, with a now ex. She showed her thoughts on the olace, when we were 200yds inside the town boundary she was violently sick.

Set the tone for the short time we were there...!

Some great suggestions, thanks all. biggrin

Gary C

8,116 posts

146 months

Saturday 27th March
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ShampooEfficient said:
I went to Morecambe about a decade ago, with a now ex. She showed her thoughts on the olace, when we were 200yds inside the town boundary she was violently sick.

Set the tone for the short time we were there...!

Some great suggestions, thanks all. biggrin
Visitors centre at the nuclear power stations are closed though.

But give us a wave if you pass smile

51mes

1,321 posts

167 months

Saturday 27th March
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Hoping it will be open - it should be in may

- lakeland motor museum in BackBarrow is worth a visit - cafe ambio attached is usually a good spot for lunch,

https://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/

- while you're over into cumbria there are some great driving roads and stunning views...

- Great fish n chips at the Arnside chip Shop and you can depending on whats allowed - eat them sat in, on the seafront or in your car whilst it rains


Edited by 51mes on Saturday 27th March 23:36

M_O_W_G_L_I

37 posts

222 months

Thursday 1st April
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Wacky Racer said:
head over to Ingleton and take the road over to Hawes, passing Ribblehead Viaduct, and Ingleborough, one of the finest drives in the country.

If you get chance stop off at Dent (4 miles off route) to have a look around.

Arnside is very nice too.

I have an MX5, you will have a great time.
Seconded. Ingleton to Hawes, turn left for, and through, Sedburgh then pick up the A683 for Kirkby Lonsdale. One of my favourite routes oop North.

Gary C

8,116 posts

146 months

Thursday 1st April
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M_O_W_G_L_I said:
Wacky Racer said:
head over to Ingleton and take the road over to Hawes, passing Ribblehead Viaduct, and Ingleborough, one of the finest drives in the country.

If you get chance stop off at Dent (4 miles off route) to have a look around.

Arnside is very nice too.

I have an MX5, you will have a great time.
Seconded. Ingleton to Hawes, turn left for, and through, Sedburgh then pick up the A683 for Kirkby Lonsdale. One of my favourite routes oop North.
And speed cameras are quite limited up here too smile

miroku1

120 posts

74 months

Monday 28th June
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Jim Bowen’s former home ?!