Saturday, 7 May 2011

Scenic Saturday - Lancashire

Number 40 in the series.

Lancashire these days is considerably smaller than it once was, having "lost" Greater Manchester and the area around Liverpool. But what it has retained is the most scenic part of the old county. The eastern border of the county is in the Pennine Hills, an area which is more often associated with Yorkshire even though Lancashire has its share of the moors and dales. It is here that we can find Pendle Hill where England's most famous witches lived in the early 17th century. On the opposite side of the county, on the coast of the Irish Sea, we have Blackpool, probably England's best known seaside holiday resort, while to the north we have part of the beautiful Lake District.

Although there are many country scenes I could choose for this week's picture, what we have is the famous Blackpool illuminations.

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