County top dog for dogging

Fairhaven Lake
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As national titles go, Lancashire’s latest is hardly one to be proud of.

The Red Rose county has replaced Surrey as the dogging capital of the UK – the top destination for people looking for outdoor sex with strangers. According to a “swinging” website Lancashire can boast 216 locations for late-night liaisons in the open air.

They range from the car park at Fairhaven Lake, Stanah Country Park, a picnic area in Pilling, behind the Pleasure Beach toilets, Cottam Hall in Poulton and Lodge Lane lay-by in Singleton.

A police spokesman said: “Sex in public places is not necessarily illegal. However we will take action where anyone could be offended by another person’s conduct.”