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There’s so much to discover and enjoy at Ribble Valley, Lancashire

There’s so much to discover and enjoy at Ribble Valley, Lancashire

The beauty of the Forest of Bowland is hard to match, and the best way to see it first hand, is on foot. Whether you’re a rambler at heart and love nothing more than long walks, knee deep in wild grass or whether you just want to explore the historical towns close by, Ribble Valley has something to offer everyone.

Local Area

Owning your own holiday home at Ribble Valley gives you a base to explore the whole of Lancashire.

Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw ForceYorkshire and Lancashire

Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force

Lace up your walking boots, for there are waterfalls to marvel at; Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Force is are must-sees. With walks winding through the wooded valley, breathtaking views of the river and falls are guaranteed. Keep your eyes out for squirrels and deer, as well as wild flowers in the spring and summer.

Local Attractions
Bancroft Mill

Bancroft Mill

Discover Lancashire’s industrial heritage at Bancroft Mill’s Steaming Days where you can discover and explore a vast collection of memorabilia related to the cotton textile industry, including various machine tools for the workshop and several small engines.

BrockholesYorkshire and Lancashire

Brockholes

Treat the family to a day out at Brockholes, boasting the UK’s first floating visitor village and the 250-acre Lancashire Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Whilst you’re ambling along the River Ribble and the nearby lakes, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. What’s more, you’ll be able to visit year-round with free admission!

Local Attractions
Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle

Stood high on Castle Hill dominating Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years, Clitheroe Castle Museum is now open after a complete makeover and offers a day of exploration for all the family. Explore the hands-on galleries, collections and displays which reveal amazing stories and take you on a journey through 350 million years of history.

Dunsop Bridge

Dunsop Bridge

Explore the stunning views and stop for a picnic in the village of Dunsop Bridge, the official centre of the British Isles right in the beautiful Ribble Valley. If you’re into fell walking this is a perfect place to start, rest or finish your walk.

Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Forest has a network of waymarked forest walks and a cycle trails. If you're feeling adventurous why not try all the routes? Or simply enjoy a gentle stroll in stunning surroundings with your family, you can even tire out the dog before you head home.

Ingleton Falls

Ingleton Falls

The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.

La Locanda Italian Restaurant

La Locanda Italian Restaurant

A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits you at La Locanda. This cottage style restaurant offers genuinely traditional Italian cuisine, including all of your favourites, using only the best local produce to create their authentic recipes as well as supplying specialist food products and wines from various regions of Italy.

Food and Drink
Lake District National ParkYorkshire and Lancashire

Lake District National Park

Discover the inspiration for William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Forests, lakes, mountains and quaint little towns and villages: there’s no better time spent than that spent immersing yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of the Lakes. Paddle, walk, cycle, swim or climb your way through this World Heritage site!

Outdoor Activities
Lancaster CastleYorkshire and Lancashire

Lancaster Castle

An intimidating, medieval fortress overlooking the city of Lancaster. Steeped in dark history and owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, the castle tells its visitors a brutal and devastating story of crime and punishment dating back to Roman times. From the gaol to executions and witch trials, you’ll be immersed in a fascinating history!

Local Attractions
Pendle Heritage Centre

Pendle Heritage Centre

The Pendle Heritage Centre sits right at the heart of Lancashire’s hill country beside an ancient crossing of Pendle water. The gallery and craft shop offer displays of work and exhibitions by professional crafts people and artists, while the museum contains a wealth of information about the history and development of the farmhouse.

Pendle HillYorkshire and Lancashire

Pendle Hill

There’s an incredible history behind Pendle Hill, a Bronze Age burial site. This breathtaking landmark maintains a strong association with witchcraft thanks to the witch trials of 1612. For walkers, access to the hill is most commonly from nearby village of Barley. Those at the top will be rewarded with unbelievable views!

Outdoor Activities
Pendle Ski Centre

Pendle Ski Centre

Located in the heart of the Ribble Valley, Pendle Ski Centre has ski facilities that cater for all abilities. Test out your ski skills on one of the country’s best dry ski slopes, open to new members, from beginners right through to advanced skiers, there really is something for everyone and the kids will love it!

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Showcasing the very best in Jazz, be sure to hit the streets of Clitheroe between 2nd and 6th May 2019.The festival brings together performers from across the world to the pubs, clubs restaurants and venues in and around Clitheroe. The magnificent Grand Theatre is the focus for most of the headline acts, so be sure to check it out!

Local Attractions
The Buck Inn

The Buck Inn

The Buck Inn is just a short stroll away, with its fabulous homecooked food and friendly atmosphere, dinner by the fire is a delightful way to relax in the evening. A lovely traditional English pub which is proven by its ‘Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured’ accolade.

The Coniston Hotel Restaurant

The Coniston Hotel Restaurant

The Coniston Hotel offer a range of dining experiences to suit everyone. With 3 restaurants to choose from, the cuisine varies from a fine dining experience, informal and hearty pub style foods and finally a 'Nourish Brasserie' focusing on health and well being.

The Forest of BowlandYorkshire and Lancashire

The Forest of Bowland

Explore the ‘Switzerland of England’. It’s not hard to see why this breathtaking spectacle has earned the accolade — over 312 square miles of unspoiled barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland to walk, climb or cycle. That’s not to mention remarkable views aplenty and historic stone villages dating to prehistoric times.

Outdoor Activities
The Tolkien Trail

The Tolkien Trail

Discover the inspiration behind The Lord of The Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien was renowned for his love of nature and wooded landscapes and he regularly stayed at Stonyhurst College, where he spent a lot of his time working on the novels. Take the peaceful 9km walk to explore this breath-taking countryside

Yorkshire Dales National ParkYorkshire and Lancashire

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The jewel in Yorkshire’s crown. Experience spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrasted with scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries. With a rich industrial heritage, The Yorkshire Dales are famed for glorious limestone scenery, crags, winding paths as well as an underground labyrinth of caves.

Outdoor Activities

N.B. All holiday home images are for visual purposes only. All holiday homes will be provided according to the grade booked, however the holiday home model may vary upon arrival.

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