The Longlands Inn at Carnforth is truly blessed – we are on the edges of two areas of outstanding natural beauty and two National Parks. If you want spectacular views, oases of calm, wildlife in abundance, or just somewhere to walk the dog, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you stay at The Longlands Inn. Below are listed just some of our favourites – but when you visit us, we’ll tell you about a host of other things you can do and see during your time with us.
Our holiday cottages are right next to Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal at the edge of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. You can walk for miles along the banks of the canal or just sit and watch the boats manoeuvring - you'll soon recognise the experts!
Across the road from The Longlands Inn is a visitor centre with farm shop, café, pottery, wine shop and garden centre plus a huge play barn and animals to visit.
Here at the Longlands, we want you to enjoy the beautiful area we are  lucky enough to be surrounded by. If you enjoy getting out and about take a look at two of our popular local walks which you can discover in a couple of hours and still be back at the Longlands Inn for a pint and something to eat. The walks are also suitable for dogs and children. These walks are not recommended for smaller children or pushchairs, however we are happy to provide alternative routes which are "pushchair friendly".
When John Ruskin first saw the Valley, he declared; "I do not know in all my country, still less France or Italy, a place more naturally divine…” Heading North from Lancaster, spend a peaceful day driving through the valley, stopping off in the pretty, stone-built villages that nestle here. The Crook O'Lune beauty spot is perfect for picnics and you can feast your eyes on scenery made famous by Turner, the ‘painter of light.’

Further on it’s worth stopping at The Lunesdale Arms in Tunstall - excellent food and shabby chic interior – or The Highwayman in Nether Burrow, which has recently been refurbished by Nigel Haworth of Northcote Manor fame.

Art lovers will enjoy the Lunesdale Studio Trail, showcasing the work of local artists, sculptors and designers.
Heading South from Lancaster, discover one of the original royal hunting forests, and our second areas of outstanding natural beauty. Newly opened access land means that it offers some of the most remote and rugged walking in the North West. If rugged isn’t your thing, then it’s ideal eating and drinking territory with more than 60 pubs to choose from.
Just 30 minutes on the M6, it’s easy to visit the Lake District for a day trip. Towns, teashops, lakes (of course), fells and Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England at 3210 ft. Kendal, known as the “auld grey town” due to its limestone buildings, is the gateway town with good shopping and of course mint cake.
A marked 4.5 mile trail of spectacular waterfalls through ancient woodland, which takes between 2.5 and 4 hours to complete depending on your agility. Nearby is White Scar Cave, a beautiful subterranean landscape with a huge ice age cavern adorned with thousands of stalactites. And, when you visit, you’ll find yourself in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – acres of wild moorland and more mountains.
A stunning view picture of Ruskins View
The grounds of Sizergh Hall










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Piston Rings
Piston Rings
Piston Rings
The Lune river, a beautiful site and wonderful walk
Country hills surrounding the area around the Longlands Inn
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  1. Head across the car park towards the white cottage.
  2. As you approach the head of the Lancaster Canal turn left. 
  3. Stay on the towpath. 
  4. If you wish to do the shorter walk, exit the towpath right after Bridge 134, after a short walk past the trees turn left, when you meet the next Green Lane turn right (Go to 7.) 
  5. After you have passed New England Caravan Park, go under the railway bridge, then after Bridge 131 take the next right up a Green Lane. 
  6. You will come to a fork in the Lane turn left.
  7. When meeting next Green Lane turn right. 
  8. Stay on this lane until you come to a road, cross the road and rejoin the towpath back to The Longlands.
  1. Head across the car park towards the white cottage. 
  2. As you approach the head of the Lancaster Canal turn right under the road bridge.
  3. Walk the towpath passing the Locks. 
  4. When you come to Bridge 141, leave the towpath and take a right down the Lane “Cinderbarrow Lane”.
  5. Cross the A6070 and carry on down the lane.
  6. On the approach to the cottage take the footpath to your right, now walk diagonally across the1st and 2nd fields. 
  7. Cut the corner on the 3rd field and join the Green Lane. 
  8. When you reach the road turn right. 
  9. Walk through Priest Hutton passing the Village Green to your left. 
  10. Join the road and turn right. 
  11. After the village houses take the next left down a Green Lane “Kirkgate Lane”.
  12. As you approach the small church, cross the bridge and rejoin the towpath. 
  13. Walk past the end of the canal and return to The Longlands.
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