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Things to do in Bowland Bridge, Cumbria

Bowland Bridge is a little jewel!

Bowland Bridge from the Masons Arms © Adrian English
Bowland Bridge from the Masons Arms © Adrian English

I grew up there so am a little biased but the view from the wonderful Mason's Arms pub halfway up the hill to the fells is one to rival anywhere in the world.

On a summer's day sit in the garden with a lovely glass of something, and drink in the view over the village across to Whitbarrow Scar - perfect. Tranquillity itself.

The Hare and Hounds © Adrian English
The Hare and Hounds © Adrian English

Time hasn't really touched the village, no new buildings, the little Post Office is well stocked and very friendly, the Hare and Hounds pub does great meals and has (yet another) lovely garden looking over the fields to the hills.

There's a fantastic walk to exercise off your lovely lunch/dinner at either The Mason's Arms or The Hare and Hounds.

Post Office and Tea Rooms on the right.pub on left © Adrian English
Post Office and Tea Rooms on the right, and pub on left © Adrian English

Along the top road to St Anthony's Church, (wonderful church) then down the fell, past Hodge Hill Hotel, along to Cowmire Hall (worth a visit, telephone Oliver Barratt for guided visits) turn left and along back to Bowland Bridge, about 3 miles all in all, across becks, and rolling beautiful countryside, all the while with the mountains in the distance.

Simply stunning. Bowland Bridge is a really beautiful part of this country, just go!

Description by Sue Donnellan

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