The Lancaster and Morecambe College is a higher education college in Lancaster, England that has been engaged in educating and training students for over 50 years. The College offers courses in animal care, art and design, beauty therapy, business, care and health, child education, computing and digital media, construction and engineering, foundation education, hairdressing, performance, music, film and television, public services, teacher training, and sport and tourism.
Although only a short distance from the Irish Sea, Heysham is not wholly a links but a very fertile grassland. It does however pose the challenges of a typical links. Laid out in 1929 by the noted firm of Hawtree and J H Taylor under the supervision of Alec Herd, it is a fair course with all the greens visible for the second shot. The clubhouse was built in the 1930s and has been improved over the years to include all of the facilities today's golfer expects. An unusual feature of Heysham is the number of par fours stretching more than 400 yards, of which there are seven.
Lancaster Castle has dominated the town for almost 1000 years, but installations on the hill on which it stands goes back a thousand years further, almost to the birth of Christ. The Romans built the first of at least three military forts on the site in AD79. Little is known about Lancaster until 1093 when the Norman Baron, Roger of Poitou, built a small motte and bailey castle which was replaced 50 years later by a large stone Keep which still stands today as the oldest part of the Castle. Unfortunately, the Keep is part of the Castle which cannot be visited as it forms part of HM Prison Lancaster Castle. There are many things to see including where the Lancashire Witches were tried, beautiful Gillow furniture in the Grand Jury Room, the dungeons and drop room, hanging corner and the magnificent Shire Hall with its display of heraldic shields.
Cycling in Morecambe, Lancaster Lune Valley area
The District is rightly proud of its extensive cycling network - the largest in Lancashire! So many people - local and visitors alike - enjoy using the whole range of routes through the wonderful city, coast and countryside.
Read about the new "Way of The Roses" Cycle Route from Morecambe to Bridlington.
Lancaster is one of just six places in the country to be named a 'cycling demonstration' town and hopes to encourage even more people to get on their bikes and enjoy all the benefits cycling brings.
The Cycling For All leaflet shows 6 cycle routes around Morecambe, Lancaster & the Lune Valley.
City, Coast & Countryside Circuit cycling leaflet.
Bike Hire is available in the district from the following outlets:
Cycle Adventure - Tel:07518 373007
Free Delivery and collection from Morecambe and into the Forest of Bowland.
Lakeland Cycles - Tel:01524 735465
3 Whin Drive, Bolton Le Sands.
Sunshine Cycles - Tel:01524 414709
Coopers Amusements, 202/203 Marine Road West, Morecambe.
The sandflats and saltmarshes of Morecambe Bay are vital feeding grounds for a quarter of a million wading birds, ducks and geese. It's the second most important estuary in the UK and is protected by European and UK law.
The RSPB are involved in the conservation and management of the whole bay and own a significant area of saltmarsh and mudflats between Hest Bank and Silverdale as a nature reserve.
We can cater for birdwatching parties from 1 to 14 in number and can make make arrangements for packed lunches, guides - just ask.
Much can be seen within walking distance of the guest house or even from a comfy chair, through the window of the lounge or one of the premium sea view rooms!
Morecambe Bay - Hest Bank.
RSPB Leighton Moss is a great place to visit and is accessible by public transport.Leighton Moss is the largest remaining reedbed in north-west England and is well known for it's special birds, breeding bitterns, bearded tits, marsh harriers and avocets. You can visit nature trails, look round the superb RSPB shop and enjoy a meal in the award winning tea-room. Binocular hire and Wildlife Explorer Backpacks are also available. There are extensive programmes of events and guided walks throughout the year and out of the seven birdwatching hides, four are accessible to disabled visitors. A relaxing day out!The reserve and visitor centre are open daily all year except Christmas day. The reserve is open from 9am to dusk and the visitor centre is open from 9.30am-5pm (Closing is at 4.30pm between the months of November & January)
Admission Charges -Visitor centre and tearoom - free
Admission to hides and nature trails:£4.50 adults, £3 concessions,
£1 children, £9 family. Free to RSPB members and those who come by public transport or on bike.