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Things to do around Cockerham

Take in some of the history or seek out a new adventure.

One of the hidden gems of Lancashire is Cockerham. The village sits on the coastal planes south of Lancaster where the River Lune meets the Irish Sea. You can take advantage of the beautiful countryside by walking on the Lancashire Coastal Way. Alternatively visit the beach where the water stays shallow for a long way out thanks to the area’s geography.

Historic buildings in Lancashire

Around the area you can find a number of historic buildings scattered across the landscape, like the Grade I listed Cockersand Abbey. Established prior to 1184 as the Hospital of St Mary on the Marsh attached to Leicester Abbey, it became an abbey in 1192, but was dissolved in 1539. The vaulted chapter house is still intact, along with some remains of the next door church.

Further around the Cockerham Bay coast you can see the Plover Scar lighthouse. Built in 1847, this was originally the lower of a pair of leading lights. These acted as beacons to guide ships into the Lune estuary towards Glasson Dock.

Cockersand Abbey, Cockerham Sands

Cockersand Abbey, Cockerham Sands

Activities around Cockerham

If you have a sweet tooth, why not try out Wallings Farm? The farm produces their own ice cream on site and are renowned for their quality produce. They are well worth a visit for just a 5 minute drive from Moss Wood. If you are looking for something less sweet and more filling then why not try The Manor Inn? Because of the proximity to Moss Wood you might like to walk to our local for a drink or a full meal. Parking is available if you’d rather drive instead!

For the adventurous we have not one, but two local aerial activities in Cockerham! The Bay Flying Club offers trial flights and lessons. Meanwhile the Black Knights Parachute Centre has been running skydives for over 50 years.

Finally, if you’re looking for a quieter way to enjoy the area, Cockerham has a number of areas to go fishing. But remember to check out Moss Wood’s coarse fishing lake first!

To book your perfect break for your family in the Cockerham area, visit http://www.mosswood.co.uk/ today.

 

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