An adorable market town, Garstang was mentioned in the 11th-century Domesday book and has a weekly market that has been running since 1310. Just west of the Forest of Bowland, this is prime walking country.
Set a course for the ruins of Greenhaigh Castle on elevated ground over Garstang.
There isn’t a great deal remaining of this sandstone building, but the decayed remnants have their own fragile beauty.
Up here there’s a great perspective of the town and countryside, while the Lancaster Canal crosses the town and runs all the way to Kendal.
Hire a longboat or walk the towpath for to experience Lancashire’s wild moorland and fells at a lighter gradient.