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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.

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.

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.

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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 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!

Stirk House Hotel

Stirk House Hotel

Working in partnership with Stirk House Hotel, which is situated just three miles from the park in Gisburn. Park leisure owners have discounted use of the leisure centre, which boasts a sauna, steam room, sun bed, gym and personal training room (with its own boxing ring!) and free use of the swimming pool seven days a week throughout the year.

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 Forest of Bowland

The Forest of Bowland

The Forest of Bowland, also known as the Bowland Fells, is an area of barren gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland, mostly in north-east Lancashire, England with a small part in North Yorkshire. It is a western spur of the Pennines and was once described as the 'Switzerland of England'.

The Stirk House Hotel Restaurant

The Stirk House Hotel Restaurant

The restaurant food is earthy, honest and completely representative of the stunning landscape of the Stirk House hotel, the fantastic local suppliers they use and their head chef’s dedication to creating spectacular food. If you were to take a bite out of Lancashire, this is how it would taste

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

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