Tucked away in the top left hand corner of Lancashire is Yealand Old School is an ideal stop for Cyclists on LeJog route. Yealand isn’t in the Yorkshire Dales, nor is it in the Lake District but from it you can see both.
Over 200 years ago, Quakers set up a school for the children of the area and the building still appeals to children of all ages! The renovation completed in 2019 offers something for everyone; school parties, multi-generation family holidays and a stop off for cyclists, walkers, nature lovers and history buffs.
But where is it? Lancashire? Isn’t that all just mills and crumbly cheese? This area used to be known as Westmorland in common with much of the north of Morecambe Bay; now it is part of the longest, possibly most varied county in England.
Within 5 minutes of J35 of M6, it has an impressive ‘so near and yet so far’ nature; dark night skies and lush rolling hills bely the handy location of the Old School and offer a peaceful and accessible place for a break.
News of the Eden Project north coming to nearby Morecambe will further put Yealand, and this ‘secret’ area, on the map