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.”