The five best places to watch the sunset in Lancashire

The sunset from Darwen Tower
-Credit: (Image: Archive)

You don't need to jet off to Jamaica or holiday in Haiti to see a stunning sunset.

Right on our doorstep here in Lancashire there are some perfect places to sit and watch the summer sun heading down towards the horizon. Watching this delightful display might involve a bit of a trek, in order to make the most of the view, but it's definitely worth it.

Here we've come up with a list of five of the best spots to watch the summer sunset.

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Pendle Hill

The daunting climb of Pendle Hill is nothing compare to the amazing views you get once you reach its peak. The famous hill gives you unparalleled views over Colne, Nelson, Padiham, Pendle and Burnley, showing you miles of Lancashire countryside in each direction. On a clear day you can see as far away as blackpool-tower>Blackpool Tower.

The afternoon sun over Pendle Hill
The afternoon sun over Pendle Hill -Credit:James Maloney/Lancs Live
Darwen moors

The walk up to Darwen Tower, officially called Jubilee Tower (main image), leads you along the atmospheric moors. At almost 1,000 feet above sea level the view west is spectacular, including the Fylde and Heysham – and to Snaefell on the Isle of Man on the best days and the moors are the perfect place to sit and watch the sun set.

Blackpool Tower

Once the tallest man-made structure in the British Empire, the tower offers unparalleled views over the Irish sea and most of Lancashire and, with the tower standing at more than 500 feet in height, you can see why. Plus it has a five centimetre thick glass viewing platform that you can walk out onto to get an even greater view of the water crashing below.

Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Tower -Credit:Archive

Some 627 metres above sea level, the peak of Gragareth is the highest point in Lancashire, straddling the border with Yorkshire and provides some of the best panoramic views of Ingleborough, the nearby Lake District and Morecambe Bay.

Gragareth -Credit:Steve Partridge
Longridge Fell

On the popular Bowland walk you can see some stunning views over Longridge Fell. Take the wall to Jeffrey Hill and head towards Spire Hill, when you reach the summit you will find yourself looking over the surrounding hills and green moorland. Bowland Forest, Beacon Fell and the Trough of Bowland will all be within your sight.

Views across Longridge Fell
Views across Longridge Fell -Credit:Archive

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