Garstang is one of those true countryside gems where you’ll find yourself enjoying some of the best local specialities. Known locally for its tasty home-grown produce, this small town offers a warm welcome and a wealth of specialist and individual shops where you can pick up treats galore that you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. Don’t miss the local cheese-makers Dewlay for a wedge of fine Lancashire and Garstang Blue cheeses.
Passing right through the centre of the town is the peaceful Lancaster canal, where you can watch the passing canal boats cruise by and enjoy the abundance of wildlife it supports.
The jewel in Garstang’s crown is the nearby Millennium Green. An area situated on the western bank of the River Wyre, which has been set aside for wildlife conservation and community events. Rest and enjoy the views over the Bowland Hills before resuming your visit to the traditional high street, where you will find plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants to enjoy more of the local hospitality as well as an abundance of independent retailers. There is also a weekly street market on a Thursday.
Garstang is the world’s first Fairtrade town (created in 2000) and that ethos continues today with Fairtrade products being promoted throughout cafes, restaurants, shops, businesses & schools.
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A pleasant two hour circular walk from Cobble Hey Farm across farmland paths and tracks and with some interesting bird life.
Th'Owd Tithe Barn is a characterful canalside pub situated in the market town of Garstang.
A talk by local historian Dr Brenda Fox about the history of Garstang United Reformed Church. Booking essential please ring 01995 602125 or email email@example.com
A tour by the Quakers and refreshments will be available, a short walk along a cobbled track to the house.
This event is aimed at the under 5’s and will include a bear hunt and stories in the Family Area of the Millennium Green. There will be a short walk from the Riverside car park to the Millennium Green starting at 1:00 pm.
Take all the family to Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens, for a great day out in the beautiful Bowland Fells. With friendly farm animals to meet, farm land to explore and cosy teashop there is something for everyone.
A pleasant circular walk taking in riverside and farmland and passing Barnacre Church and Lady Hamilton’s Well.
One of our regular walks from Garstang. Each walk will follow a different route (conditions permitting) taking advantage of seasonal changes. Grade: easy (relatively level ground, fields, lanes and tracks, possibly with some gentle slopes).
Join the rangers for a day of balsam bashing as we remove this invasive plant from our river banks. Bring a pair of work gloves, boots and outdoor clothing.
The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and a firework display at 7.30pm
The Gardens cover an area of over two hectares and are home to some wonderful plant and tree life.
One of our regular walks from Garstang. Each walk will follow a
different route (conditions permitting) taking advantage of seasonal
changes. Booking essential.
Park Hill Road, Garstang
Find out about the history of Pilling Pig Railway, by taking a stroll on parts of the disused railway line. . Booking essential please ring 01995 602125. Grade: moderate.
Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Garstang is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife and array of activities.
Thatched family-run establishment on canalside. Ideally located for business or pleasure guests. Cricket ground, crown green bowls and pavilion. Conference rooms. Private pavilion for functions.
A circular walk using footpaths, towpath and fields including a flight of 39 steps from the river up to the Rennie aqueduct. Booking essential please ring 01995 602125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another event aimed at the under 5’s including stories in the Library.
Join the Wyre rangers for a ramble and Tramper trek around the countryside close to Garstang and discover its wildlife and
Park Hill Road, Garstang
The activity will go live today and help with getting going will be available this evening (5.30pm – 8.30pm) at Visit Garstang. Results from the activity should be submitted to Visit Garstang by 2.30pm on Sunday 15 May and a certificate will be award
The award-winning Barton Grange Garden Centre is on the A6 at Brock between Preston and Garstang, set in beautiful Lancashire countryside and was named Destination Garden Centre of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and oozes style and originality.