The Lancashire countryside is not as celebrated as its neighbouring counties of Cumbria and Yorkshire, however it contains two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the upland moors of the Forest of Bowland and the coastal area of Silverdale and Arnside.  Also of note is the Fylde coast and Ribble estuary which have numerous wildfowl locations.  Lancashire is our home county, so we will aim to feature many of the beautiful locations within this varied county.  Posts on photo locations in Lancashire can be selected from the list below, or found on the map.

Abbeystead Weir


Abbeystead is a small village in the Forest of Bowland.  The main photographic interest is Abbeystead weir, an impressive horseshoe shaped weir on the River Wyre  built in the 19th ...
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Fleetwood Wrecks

The Fleetwood Wrecks are a group of old boats abandoned on Fleetwood marshes, which are  slowly rotting away.  It is possible to walk up to them, but wellingtons are definitely ...
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Grey Squirrel

Longton Brickcroft

Longton Brickcroft is a small nature reserve situated in the village of Longton, between Preston and Southport.  The reserve, which is free to visit,  consists of two main pools surrounded ...
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Green Drive, Lytham

Lytham Green Drive and Witch Wood

Lytham is well known for its windmill and the open space of Lytham Green adjacent to the Ribble Estuary.  Less well known to visitors is that there are two stretches ...
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Female Mallard

Mere Sands Wood

Mere Sands Wood is a small nature reserve set around several lakes, which is operated by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.  The area was originally planted with woodland during the mid ...
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Spring Wood Path

Spring Wood, Whalley

Spring Wood is a small woodland area just outside Whalley in Lancashire.  As the name suggests, it is best visited in spring, when there is a profusion of bluebells and ...
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The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree

The Singing Ringing Tree is a sculpture located above the town of Burnley.  It is one of a series of sculptures know as panopticons situated in prominent positions above Lancashire ...
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Tiger’s Clough Waterfall

Tiger’s Clough is a small waterfall on the lower slopes of Rivington Pike.  It can be reached by a short walk along the wooded ravine formed by the River Douglas ...
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Great Mormon Butterfly

Williamson Park, Lancaster

Williamson Park in Lancaster is a 54 acre public park featuring woodland walks with views towards the Lake District from the highest points.  However the chief interests for photographers is ...
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Lancashire Locations Map

Lancasire Gallery

A selection of images from Lancashire are shown at our Lancashire Gallery Page.