Lancaster House loves to play host to Car Clubs from around the country as they explore the beautiful county of Lancashire. We were delighted to welcome Morgan Sports Car Club, Yorkshire Centre, for a weekend of exploration, catching up with friends, rest and relaxation. Their treasurer, and treasured member, Jan Lawson, describes their time across the border.
Jan Lawson, Treasurer, Morgan Sports Car Club, Yorkshire Centre
Freedom of the Road
After a long and tedious period of Covid restrictions we were well and truly ready to get our cars out of their garages and give them a good run whilst catching up with friendships old and new.
We decided that a county neighbouring Yorkshire would be a good option of far enough to be different but near enough to make an enjoyable long weekend.
Initially we had thought about the Lake district but the team at English Lakes Hotels suggested Lancaster House on the edge of the Southern Lakes as a better option for our group, and so it proved to be with easy access to major roads as well as many pretty ones, excellent secure parking and use of the Dalton Suite for our main group dinner.
Bolton Abbey and on through the Trough of Bowland
We met on Friday morning at Bolton Abbey Steam Railway near Skipton, North Yorkshire for bacon and sausage butties in lovely sunshine and a steam train in full steam to greet us. Our group was 55 people in 29 cars.
Suitably refreshed we set off for a scenic drive across the Trough of Bowland, taking in as many small roads and deviations as we could find. So our 60 mile route took around 4-5 hours including stops at Sawley, Bolton-by-Bowland, Tosside, and Dunsop Bridge.
R & R at Lancaster House
On arrival at the hotel we had ample parking in a specially reserved area of the car park.
Friday’s dining was free and easy with members choosing to gather in informal groups in either the bar or Foodworks restaurant at times throughout the evening. The more energetic ones had a swim beforehand too.
The following day members had a selection of scenic routes to enjoy including Silverdale and the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, the Southern Lakes including Windermere, or to the seaside at Morecambe. Others chose to stay closer to the hotel, exploring Lancaster including its mighty Castle.
Enjoying many of the scenic roads in the area
Back at the hotel the cars were once again in their reserved area and preparations were made to get the Dalton Suite ready for our group dinner, complete with Yorkshire banners, despite being in Lancashire!
After a most enjoyable group meal, including a car related quiz it was our last day all too soon. Some members leaving for home after breakfast on Sunday but with many more staying on for a 3rd night to appreciate more of the area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lancaster House and would certainly return for a future visit. We were particularly impressed by the friendly helpful approach of all the staff we came into contact with and the high standards of the rooms and general furnishings.
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