Places to visit

Cobble Hey, Hidden away near Garstang, in rural Claughton, is Cobble Hey
In just eight years, this working farm has become the setting for a beautiful country garden.  What was once an area for grazing sheep is now bursting with colour and life.This large, tranquil garden contains a wide range of natural environments including a cottage garden, woodland, ponds and streams, rockeries and lawns. Sit on the patio and enjoy the peace of the afternoon, or walk through the orchard full of summer fruits; visit the formal parterre with its box and yew hedges or just take in the magnificent views.

Situated in a stunningly beautiful setting just one mile cross country from their home, Hilary and Shaun can certainly recommend a visit.

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Martin Mere
Wilderness and family-friendliness combine at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. In the winter there are wild ducks, geese and swans in their thousands offering spectacular aerial displays, but year round the centre is home to resident water birds, otters and beavers. There’s an imaginative playground for young adventurers as well as attractions such as the (seasonal) duckling nursery. Click here to view their website