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Address: minor road from Lancaster towards Skipton, Lancaster, England
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Wonderful scenery

Country road with some spectacular views of the local scenery. Probably best avoided on sunny weekend days unless you are happy to mosey along behind traffic taking the atmosphere.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Country road with some spectacular views of the local scenery. Probably best avoided on sunny weekend days unless you are happy to mosey along behind traffic taking the atmosphere.

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been going through the Trough for years, on motorbikes mostly at speed so not really appreciating the views. Also spent time down here at Uni in Lancaster, more leisurely days drinking beer by the bridge. Will probably have my ashes scattered here!

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Thank rogerkay617
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the Pennines extend westward almost to Lancaster, few would expect such a rugged road so close to the city. You leave Lancaster and take a steep climb into the hills. Then, suddenly, the road drops down into Wyresdale - a babbling beck and plenty of picnic sites. Then you are climbing again, up and over a narrow hairpin section... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful wild scenery. Take some time to drink up the atmosphere. It is a minor road but it's Lancashire at its best.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Trough is a fantastic English landscape - full of rolling countryside, game birds darting across roads, winding lanes, small isolated farms with wispy smoke rising from their chimneys, and several good inns to stop for a pint or some food.

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Burnley
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Words cannot adequately express the beauty of the trip from Clitheroe to Lancaster via the Trough of Bowland, especially now that the crown of autumn beauty is reaching its zenith. Wonderful autumnal colours that warm the heart. Just a word of caution though...... avoid driving down into Lancaster on a Saturday.....the traffic is absolutely atrocious. Especially avoid the road to... More 

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Newton Le Willows
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Trough of Bowland is actually a narrow pass that leads eventually to Lancaster.It is a lovely drive though narrow in parts.There are several walks along this route and well worth a visit.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely place to visit avoid the tea van tea was like dishwater The government plan to ruin this place by allowing fracking and pylons near by.

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Thank Bygeorge15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I LOVE this place, it's scenic, with beautiful landscapes and I've seen some amazing wildlife. Although the queen owns most of it, which I think is appalling!!!! I love driving through the Trough of Bowland, and I love the Inn at Whitewell!!

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Thank Samantha H
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Trough covers many miles and this review covers the section running from Clapham towards Clitheroe. This is definitely a clear sunny day venue or a crystal clear frosty morning tour. In the summer /autumn months this is definitely the place to go for panoramic views and miles of colour. In frosty weather, the fir trees glisten and show colours... More 

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