The land along the west coast is low-lying and flat, rising steadily to the east, towards moorland and the heights of the Pennines, which form the eastern boundary of the county. Pendle Hill rises among these moors. Further north, Morecambe Bay stretches inland and separates the main part of Lancashire from Furness in the north-west. The north is a mountainous country, with a low coastline, off which lies the long strip of Walney Island.
'Earth, sweet earth, sweet landscape, with leaves throng.'
Lancaster - distance from London: 242 miles (389 km
Old Man of Coniston, 2633 feet
Calder, Hodder, Lune, Mersey, Ribble, Wyre
Lancashire Hot Pot - oyster or meat stew, served with and pickled red cabbage.
Blackpool Rock - can still be seen being rolled and made on the seafront.
Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston, Warrington
First recorded in the 12th century. The origin of the county town's name is based on the Old English for a 'Roman settlement on the River Lune'. The Old English for any Roman settlement was 'ceaster', hence Lune-ceaster, which then became Lancaster.