Carnforth, Lancashire

There's lots to see and do in Lancashire. A hot air balloon flight may be perfect for a birthday gift or special celebration.

The small town of Carnforth is situated north of the city of Lancaster and across marshland about 10 miles to the east of Morcambe Bay. It is reached from the M6 and A601 and B6254 from Kirby Lonsdale. It is well known by rail enthusiast for its collection of units in its rail Museum and the appearance in 1945 of Carnforth Station as a film set in the film ‘Brief Encounter.’ The Lancaster Canal divides Carnforth from the south to north east and the River Keer to the north of the town flows west to Morcambe Bay. The popular Pine Lake Holiday Centre is situated to the north east alongside the A6 trunk road. The village of Warton and the impressive and extensive Warton Crag Nature Reserve, caravan site and nearby Warton Sands are situated to the north of Carnforth. Local places of interest are The Old Rectory, near Warton, Borwick Hall, 2 miles to the north east, Leighton Hall and Leighton Moss R.S.P.B. Nature Reserve 3 to 4 miles north of the town. Several camping and caravan sites are located along the coast between Carnforth and Hest Bank, others in rural areas to the west, close the village of Over Kellet and more close to Nether Kellet to the south-east of Carnforth.

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