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.
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.
One of our regular walks from Garstang. Each walk will follow a
different route (conditions permitting) taking advantage of seasonal
changes. Booking essential.
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.
A pleasant circular walk taking in riverside and farmland and passing Barnacre Church and Lady Hamilton’s Well.
Dewlay was founded in 1957 by George Kenyon and over the next 50 years earned a reputation for producing the very best range of Lancashire cheese available. Today, the company is managed by 3rd generation owners Nick & Richard Kenyon.
Join the Countryside Rangers and Wildaid Charlie on this popular walk along the banks of the River Wyre.
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.
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).
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.
Another event aimed at the under 5’s including stories in the Library on Windsor Road.
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
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.
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.
Join the Wyre rangers for a ramble and Tramper trek around the countryside close to Garstang and discover its wildlife and
For unusual gifts ideas for that special ocassion, walking books, gifts for special times of year, maps on the local area, event and theatre tickets.
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 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.