Be inspired on a break in the Lune Valley

Claughton, Lancaster

Discover a Lancashire landscape that inspired poets and artists on foot or by bike on a rural escape.

Victorian poet and art critic, John Ruskin famously wrote of the Lune Valley ‘I do not know in all my own country, still less in France and Italy, a place more naturally divine.’

The Lune Valley was also painted by Turner and Constable, and impressed the 18th century poet Thomas Gray who described the Crook O’Lune in particular as having “every feature which constitutes a perfect landscape.”

You can walk or ideally cycle from Lancaster to Caton and the Crook ‘O’ Lune 15km along the banks of the River Lune. You’ll pass Gray’s Seat and so can see for yourself what the poet so admired, since the view has barely changed.

After your exploration, enjoy a stay at 4 star Fenwick at Claughton, a 250 year old country inn with large open fires, low-beamed ceilings, oak planked floors and fantastic food.

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