Carnforth | A Brief Description
The village of Carnforth sits on the border between Lancashire and Cumbria, with Yorkshire being only 20 minutes away by car.
Carnforth is encircled by many wonderful villages and towns, Bolton-Le-Sands, Silverdale, Kirkby Lonsdale, Arnside, Hest Bank, Milnthorpe and Borwick. We are on the outskirts of the Lake District, on the coast and in the country, yet less than an hour away from Manchester.
Carnforth is surrounded by wonderfully picturesque AONB countryside and is close to the sweeping sands and cliff paths of Morecambe Bay. Once an essential waterway for local industry, the Lancaster Canal, running through Carnforth on its way to the coast, is now a wildlife haven and a paradise for cyclists, walkers and pleasure cruisers. You can also choose from a number of circular walks, such as the pleasurable path from Carnforth to Bolton-le-Sands along the canal towpath and returning through lanes rich with wildflowers.
Once you’ve worked up something of a thirst, there’s really no reason not to enjoy a pint or cup of tea at one of the local pubs. You may even want to stay the night, with Carnforth’s wide range of camping & caravan sites, self catering and bed & breakfast accommodation.
Carnforth is though, quite possibly more well known for its beautiful train station, the station where the famous film ‘Brief Encounter’ was filmed, for many, the most romantic film of all time.
A great place to visit for a weekend or even an extended stay, as well as a fabulous base from which to explore the Lake District, easy access to the M6 motorway for visits to Manchester or even the Borders and Scotland.