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Tuesday 2nd of February 2016
Swap your Easirent hire car for your walking boots and head out into the rolling Lancashire countryside for a day of exploring the natural wonders of the county. Lancashire is home to plenty of stunning heritage and arts walks, so pick up your Easirent hire car from our Blackburn town centre branch, which is ideally located to reach all of our favourite walks, and make a day of it with the whole family.
1. Gawthorpe Circular
Located just a 10 mile drive from our Easirent Blackburn branch, the Gawthorpe Circular is a four mile scenic walk, which takes in the stunning Gawthorpe Hall en route. Make sure that you pack a lunch and your waterproofs (just in case), and set off on this two hour walk which starts at Padiham Town Hall. This walk passes through Hagg Wood, which is one of only six ancient semi-natural woodlands left in the Burnley district, walkers can expect to see silver birch, rowan and sessile oak trees along the way. Then it’s on to Gawthorpe Hall, which was built around 1600 and later restored by Sir Charles Barry, who is famous for designing the Houses of Parliament.
2. Blackpool Heritage Treasure Trail
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Blackpool, which is located just 40 minutes from our Blackburn town centre branch, and take a stroll along the heritage treasure trail. Starting at Blackpool Town Hall, this walk is fun for all the family, pick up a map from the town hall before you start, and try and use the clues to spot all of the hidden treasure and work out the trivia questions along the way. This walk takes in many of the tourist attractions in the town, and it’s a great alternative way to explore the seaside resort.
3. Wayside Arts Trail
Wayside Arts Trail is located less that a 30 minute drive from our Blackburn Easirent branch, and is a great way of experiencing the treasures that East Lancashire has to offer. Leading up to Burnley’s Panopticon, this trail is a lovely family walk which takes in a section of the Burnley Way between Towneley Park and Crown Point.
4. Walking With Witches
Lancashire’s history with witches goes back through the centuries, and possibly one of the most famous stories of witchcraft in British history – that of the Pendle Witches. The Pendle Witches lived in the early 1600s during a time of religious persecution and superstition; after a local trial, the outlook was bleak for the Pendle Witches. Nowadays, visitors can take part in the witch walk, which is a four mile round trip, starting and ending at Barley Car Park.