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(Photo of Carnforth coming soon)
Whether you arrive at this town by Rail or Road or on foot perhaps even transported by a leisurely cruise along the waterways of the canal, there is something here for everyone; whether you are looking for an afternoon out of the rain, planning a short break, or even the life changing purchase of a prospective new home in the town or one of the surrounding villages.
(Photo of Carnforth Railway Station coming soon)
Let's start by taking a look at the railway.
Carnforth is easily accessible by rail, with the journey time from Lancaster being just nine minutes although the frequency of the trains varies depending on the time of day.
(Are you interested in the historical development of this Railway Station?
Or maybe it's usage for the 1945 film Brief Encounter?
Then see our photo and link coming soon)
A neighbouring station to Carnforth is Silverdale which is typically a train journey of seven minutes and is a short walk from the RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, with visitor centre.
(Further details of Silverdale village coming soon)
Carnforth is a thriving community and has numerous independent shops.
(Original photo of Carnforth town centre showing the bookshop coming soon)
If browsing books takes your fancy then Carnforth Bookshop may be the place for you. Carnforth Bookshop offers an excellent selection of secondhand and antiquarian books.You may however pefer to take your pick from a choice selection of new books. We understand that many local publishers showcase their books here. A selection of gifts and toys can also be purchased here.
If you are staying in self catering accommodation ( Sykes Cottages have a number in this area) you may be interested on a practical level that there are local shopping amenities which include Aldi, Booths and Tesco supermarkets. However, if the cooking all seems too much trouble to you, you will find there are a variety of tempting eateries.
(A list of local restaurants and cafes to follow shortly)
Considering a short break a range of reasonably priced accommodation can be found locally.
(A list of accomodation to follow shortly)
Five star accommodation, with excellent reviews can be found at Capernwray House, LA6 1AE
(A selection of photos of accommodation to follow shortly)
Explore the waterways around Carnforth.
The Lancaster canal with a series of locks to navigate passes through some beautiful countryside, running alongside grassy pathways.
(Photo of the canal and towpath to follow shortly)
Carnforth is also easily accessible via the M6 motorway network.
(approximate drive time to follow shortly)
With an approximate drive time from Carnforth of...........you will find the village of Warton where you may be tempted to walk around the Old Rectory.
(A photo of the Old Rectory to follow shortly)
Perhaps, you would prefer to sample the delights of Warton old school Brewery.
(Further details and a photo to follow shortly)
Or more energetically enjoy the great outdoors at Warton Crag with its views over the surrounding countryside, also a popular spot for exercising dogs. Around this limestone hill, nature abounds with wild flowers and butterflies in the warmer months.
LA5 9RY. Roughly 1.5 miles away from Carnforth.
(Details of events taking place in Carnforth maybe by local goups eg Art and Craft displays or special Steam Excursions travelling through Carnforth Station to follow shortly)
(A list and link to Estate Agents that are local to Carnforth with a brief description of types of property available will follow shortly)
Are you visiting the Carnforth area and tempted to venture further afield then with further road travelling you might also want to enjoy the delights of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales or a little closer Lancaster and Morecambe.
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