There are so many amazing places to explore within a short drive of our park, so we’ve compiled some of the must-see destinations to help you make the most of your trips. Whether you want to bask in the dramatic scenery of the Lake District, discover the charming villages of Yorkshire Dales, or visit the coastal town of Morecambe, you’ll find plenty of options to keep you entertained during the many visits to your holiday static caravan at our park.

Half an Hour’s Drive Away or Less

Dog Walkers on Morecambe Bay


Distance: 6 miles
Time: approx. 15-minute drive

Located just a short 15-minute drive away from Hawthorns Park, Morecambe is a beloved destination for families, and it’s not hard to see why. With its pristine sandy beach, Morecambe provides a perfect setting for children and dogs to play, while its wide array of parks and scenic walking trails offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty in the area.

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Distance: 6.7 miles
Time: approx. 17-minute drive

Silverdale is a quaint village located in the coastal district of Lancashire. Its gorgeous scenery, rich history, and friendly atmosphere make it an ideal destination for visitors seeking a peaceful getaway. With its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural offerings, Silverdale has something to offer for everyone.

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Distance: 6.1 miles
Time: approx. 18-minute drive

If you happen to own a static holiday caravan at Hawthorns Caravan Park, you’ll be pleased to know that Lancaster is just a short 18-minute drive away. The city boasts a range of exciting sights and activities for visitors to enjoy, including museums, art galleries, tranquil countryside drives, and delicious local cuisine.

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Lake District

Distance: 15.8 miles
Time: approx. 19-minute drive

The Lake District is a wonderful place to explore with its beautiful lakes, rugged mountains and charming towns and villages. It is a well-known tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. People come here to enjoy the natural scenery, engage in outdoor activities and explore the cultural attractions.

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Distance: 10.6 miles
Time: approx. 22-minute drive

Arnside is a picturesque village located in the South Lakes, overlooking Morecambe Bay. Surrounded by the serene atmosphere, and part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Arnside is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful getaway. The village boasts a rich history and a vibrant community, with a range of local amenities, including shops, cafes, and pubs.

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Kirkby Lonsdale

Distance: 10.8 miles
Time: approx. 20-minute drive

This charming town is situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, nestled between the River Lune and the Yorkshire Dales. Known for its picturesque countryside, rich history, and bustling market town atmosphere, Kirkby Lonsdale is a popular destination for visitors seeking a peaceful escape or outdoor adventure. From quaint shops and cafes to historic landmarks and scenic walking trails, Kirkby Lonsdale has something to offer for everyone.

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Distance: 16.5 miles
Time: approx. 28-minute drive

Ingleton is a picturesque village in Yorkshire Dales National Park. Ingleton is known for its stunning natural beauty, charming stone-built houses, and friendly local community. With its close proximity to some of the UK’s most spectacular countryside, Ingleton is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the area’s caves, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

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Distance: 22.2 miles
Time: approx. 29-minute drive

Sedbergh is a historic market town, with cobbled streets, quaint shops, and beautiful countryside views. It is a popular destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in nature. The town boasts a rich cultural heritage and is known for its renowned public school, Sedbergh School, which has produced many famous alumni over the years. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a history buff, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Sedbergh is definitely worth a visit.

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Glasson Dock

Distance: 17 miles
Time: approx. 27-minute drive

Glasson Docks is a picturesque village situated on the Lune Estuary, which flows into Morecambe Bay. Glasson Docks is a popular destination for tourists looking for a peaceful break, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The village is known for its charming cottages, stunning views of the estuary and its rich history as a port town.

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Less than an Hour’s Drive Away

stunning view of lake windermere in Lake District


Distance: 25.6 miles
Time: approx. 35-minute drive

Bowness on Windermere is home to the renowned Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, and is a popular tourist destination due to its striking natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities. With its quaint shops, cosy cafes, and friendly locals, it’s no wonder that visitors return to this enchanting town time and time again.

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Distance: 19.6 miles
Time: approx. 40-minute drive

Located in the southern Lakes lies Dentdale, a hidden gem that boasts of natural beauty and limitless opportunities for outdoor activities. From walking to cycling, this tranquil valley offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Dentdale promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you refreshed.

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Distance: 29.4 miles
Time: approx. 41-minute drive

Situated in the heart of the Lake District, Ambleside is a charming town known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by rolling hills, lush forests, and crystal-clear lakes, the town is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the great outdoors. With a range of attractions and activities to suit all interests, Ambleside is the perfect base for anyone looking to experience the best that the Lake District has to offer.

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Distance: 40.9 miles
Time: approx. 47-minute drive

Blackpool is a vibrant coastal town known for its iconic tower, golden beaches, and lively entertainment scene. With a rich history dating back to the 19th century, Blackpool has been a popular holiday destination for generations of visitors, offering a unique blend of traditional seaside charm and modern attractions.

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Forest of Bowland

Distance: 23.6 miles
Time: approx. 54-minute drive

The Forest of Bowland is a picturesque rural area with rolling hills, picturesque villages, and vast expanses of moorland. It is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Forest of Bowland is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

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Distance: 35.1 miles
Time: approx. 58-minute drive

Wensleydale is famous for its gorgeous landscapes, rolling green hills, crystal-clear rivers, and picturesque towns and villages. The valley is named after the River Ure’s main tributary, which runs through it, and is home to some of the UK’s most iconic landscapes, such as Aysgarth Falls and Bolton Castle.

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Over an hour away

Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales


Distance: 33.3 miles
Time: approx. 1 hour drive

Malham is a popular destination for tourists due to its stunning natural scenery, including Malham Cove, a limestone cliff formation, and Malham Tarn, a freshwater lake. The village is also renowned for its traditional country pubs, quaint shops, and historic landmarks, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts and those who enjoy a peaceful getaway in rural England.

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Distance: 59.2 miles
Time: approx. 1 hour and 5-minute drive

Keswick is a picturesque market town known for its striking landscapes, charming streets, and historic landmarks. The town is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and forests, offering endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, and boating. With a rich cultural heritage, Keswick also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, museums, and festivals showcasing the best of local talent.

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Distance: 45.8 miles
Time: approx. 1 hour and 5-minute drive

Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire Dales National Park, Grassington is a charming village that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and historic charm. Surrounded by green meadows, and limestone outcrops, it is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, who come to explore the dramatic landscapes and enjoy the fresh air. At the same time, Grassington also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with a variety of historic landmarks, traditional pubs, and quaint shops that showcase the best of local craftsmanship and community spirit.

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Distance: 47.2 miles
Time: approx. 1 hour and 23-minute drive

Reeth is surrounded by rolling hills and offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and fishing. The village has a rich history dating back to the 18th century, and visitors can explore its heritage through the local museum and architecture. With its quaint charm and natural beauty,

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