THE timeless beauty of East Lancashire is often overlooked.

But as the summer holidays approach and more of us have the opportunity to get out and about, it will be an opportunity once again to rediscover some of the natural treasures on our doorstep.

As this collection of photographs from the Lancashire Telegraph archives demonstrates, you don’t have to travel too far from home to find some great views and splendid countryside.

And for the keen photographer, there is so much scope for capturing the ever-changing seasons with spectacular results.

Don’t forget we have set up the Lancashire Telegraph Camera Club where you can share your photographs of East Lancashire and which may feature in the Telegraph. Just look for Lancashire Telegraph Camera Club on Facebook.