If you are missing the great outdoors while on lockdown, there are a number of ways to experience Lancashire digitally. We’ve shortlisted 8 different virtual tours and webcams so you can enjoy a piece of Lancashire from the comfort of your own home, at at time when we are very much urged to stay indoors.
Look at a panoramic view of Lancaster
A striking collection of photos taken around the sites of Lancaster let you to experience a 360 view of the city. The popular attractions are all featured, including Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory and Parish Church, Martime Museum and and the picturesque canal. See the panoramic pictures of Lancaster here.
See the sunset at Morecambe Bay
Tune into More-Cam to sit back and watch the world go by at Morecambe Bay. Three webcams overlook the promenade providing a unique ‘birds eye view’ of Morecambe. A chance to enjoy the beautiful sight of the sun setting over the bay.
Go on wildlife watch at Brockholes
Wildlife cameras have been set up at Brockholes Nature Reserve, giving you a virtual window into the world of Lancashire wildlife. Theres a choice of two stunning views over Number One Pit Lake and Meadow Lake for a glimpse of the peace and tranquility of the 250 acre nature reserve.
Watch a live webcam of Blackpool Promenade
Observe the changing tide and simply ‘people watch’ with this live webcam view of the Promenade and Central Pier from Viva Blackpool.
Take part in a Lancashire quiz
Put your local knowledge of Lancashire to the test with the Ultimate Lancashire Quiz. A great way to keep the mind active while self-isolating, and if you’re feeling competitive share it with a friend or family member online to see who comes out on top!
Gaze at a timelapse of the night sky
The landscapes of the Forest of Bowland are captivating by day but after the sun sets there’s a magical world of star gazing to discover. Watch this series of images for a perfect flavour of the of the enchanting dark skies over Bowland.
Take a virtual tour of a famous venue
Explore Blackpool Grand Theatre and Winter Gardens Blackpool via virtual tours to bring a slice of culture to your own home.
Immerse yourself in Lancashire history
A number of the historic buildings have virtual tour functionality setup. Take a look around Lancashire museums and halls such as The Harris, Towneley Hall, Samlesbury Hall, Fleetwood Museum and Browsholme Hall – all are fantastic opportunities to explore these fascinating insights into Lancashire’s heritage.
We hope this article has inspired you to embrace the digital technologies that provide a window to the outdoors. To act as a reminder that all of the fantastic places nearby that are waiting to be explored when visiting the local area in the future.
During the lockdown, we’re sharing pictures and videos from our Lancashire Caravan Park at Hawthorns on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We’re keeping the park in tip top condition ready to welcome residents back when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Header photo credit: Andy Rothwell on Flickr / (CC BY-ND 2.0)