Fun, fells and favourites as festival continues

Beacon Fell
Beacon Fell

From strenuous hikes over the fells, to fun children’s activities, to the chance to learn new skills, this year’s Festival Bowland has both old favourites and new offerings.

The festival continues today with the Cafe Walk which sets off from The Fig Tree, High Street, Garstang.

One of a series of short walks, this four mile trek takes in the old railway line and Lady Hamilton’s Well. The price is from £2, dogs on leads are welcome. Contact the Visit Garstang Centre on 01995 602125 or email garstangtic@wyre.gov.uk for more details.

On Wednesday, August 7, children aged 6-11 can take part in a Minibeast Hunt around Beacon Fell Country Park.

This free event lasts approximately two hours and is over just half a mile long. Booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. Please phone 01772 533919.

Also on Wednesday is the Waddow Lodge Garden Afternoon in the inspirational two-acre garden created around the Georgian house with views to Pendle and Bowland.

Garden owner Peter Foley will offer guided tours with free advice and plants for sale.

There’s no need to book, just turn up between 1-5pm. The entrance fee is £3.50 with proceeds to Bowland Tourism Environment Fund. Children are free. For more information contact Peter Foley on peterfoleyhcn@hotmail.co.uk.