Flo left on Sunday for a sailing course in the Firth of the Forth and we drove Hugo up to Preston for his sea cadet summer camp. As we were going to have to fetch Hugo on the Friday we decided to take a short summer break in the area. It was very last minute - Preston didn't appeal to me, but fortunately my friend Jenny mentioned the nearby Forest of Bowland, so we booked a farm cottage in the Bowland area.
I'd never heard of Bowland and so it was lovely to discover this beautiful part of England. The cottage was on a hillside with huge sweeping panoramic views of farm land and heather covered hills.