Well over one million trees have now been planted to create the Forest of Burnley an ideal place for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and outfdoor enthusiasts to enjoy beautiful scenery and fresh air.
Offshoots Permaculture Centre is a thriving one acre organic fruit and vegetable garden boasting five different forms of eco-friendly buildings that are renewably powered and used daily.
It’s lovely to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, whether you want to stretch your legs at lunch-time, take the children somewhere they can let off steam or simply walk the dog, Burnley’s parks and gardens are just the ticket.
This traditional garden centre sells a wide range of trees, plants, shrubs and flowers.
The Burnley Way is a 40-mile adventure over hills and moorland, by rivers and streams, past farms and reservoirs, it can be split into six sections and starts and end on a public transport route.
As part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail the Mary Towneley Loop has been specifically designed for horse riders and cyclists, but it is also a major new route for walkers.
Towneley Garden Centre sells herbaceous plants, alpines, conifers, trees, shrubs and houseplants; there’s bound to be something to suit your home or garden
Towneley Golf courses are made up of three municipal courses, an outstanding 18-hole course, a 9-hole par 3 and an 18 hole pitch and putt. Laid out on luxurious parkland, even the most discerning golfer will find it hard not to enjoy a round here.
One of the finest historic houses in Lancashire, Towneley Hall has beautifully detailed period rooms and fascinating collections of art, sculpture, ceramics and curios. Costumed re-enactors tell the story of the Towneley’s and guide you around this family home from the attic to the Priest’s Hole. Events and exhibitions take place all year round and the hall is not only a stunning wedding venue but also an inspiring place for business meetings and conferences.