Trough of Bowland calling

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We looked at the weather – rain, storms, thunder, hail. Rightoh, camping time! So off we went on Friday evening up to the Trough of Bowland – about an hour and a half drive from Manchester for a weekend break.

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The campsite was pretty basic – read: no showers, hot water or washing up facilities. But it did have one spidery toilet in a lean-to by the owner’s kitchen and a tap, and only two other people staying. Hey ho, it was just for two nights and that’s what baby wipes are for, right?

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The views from the campsite were lovely, rolling green hills and flocks of recently sheared (and chilling looking) sheep.

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We were camping in Newton by Bowland and went for a lovely (and soggy) 8 mile circular walk stopping off in Dunsop Bridge (aka the official centre of the UK) for a well-deserved cup of coffee and bacon sandwich. There was only a few moments of going off track to avoid a field of large teenage bulls blocking our style – who says England doesn’t have apex predators? 😉

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We retreated home pretty early on Sunday morning as we’d had quite a chilly and windy night, but it was lovely to get out and about.

Great list of Trough of Bowland walks for all abilities.

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