Distance from Peaks & Pods: Tosside 2 miles, Bolton-by-Bowland 8 miles
The nearest village is Tosside – just two miles away. The recently-opened Bowland Fell Park Farm Shop is next to Crow Trees Inn, just out of the village, and sells a selection of locally-produced food, such as Blue Pig sausages, bacon and black pudding. You’ll get a hearty home-cooked meal in Tosside at The Old Vicarage Tearoom, with outside seating and a drinks licence. www.tossidetearoom.org. The Bowland Restaurant at Crow Trees Inn serves real ales and food served during the weekend.
A further six miles on from Tosside is the picturesque Lancashire village of Bolton-by-Bowland, which boasts a wonderful pub – the Coach and Horses. Just out of the village is Holden Clough Nursery, which is a lovely little garden centre with a wonderful café – The Garden Kitchen. It’s famous for its amazing ‘Afternoon Picnics’, to be booked in advance. Bolton-by-Bowland has a pretty church and green, and lots of walks start from the village.