Surrounded by glorious unspoilt landscapes there are opportunities for everyone to enjoy the Ribble Valley. From shopping and entertainment, to history filled family days exploring the many heritage attractions including a castle and ancient Abbeys. There are great places for food and drink, and Country walks to discover, with quiet, idyllic villages just waiting to be explored.
Clitheroe, Whalley and Longridge are shopping havens and a dream for those who dislike mass-market produced goods. Each brimming with individual shops and historic treasures that you wouldn’t usually find on your everyday high street. You will find that perfect gift for someone or simply treat yourself from the eclectic range of shops on offer.
We are extremely lucky to have such a fantastic array of local Food and Drink suppliers right here in Ribble Valley. You can savour the fresh flavours of tempting treats and feasts as Clitheroe develops as Lancashire’s Food Town with an annual one day Food Festival, which takes place in August, and is a must-visit for food enthusiasts!
If being in the great outdoors is your thing, Ribble Valley has plenty to offer for cyclists of all abilities from gentle cycle routes that take you down quiet country lanes to the challenging Forest of Bowland which offers fantastic mountain-biking for the more experienced rider. Exploring forests and fells by bike, climbing the majestic Pendle Hill or taking leisurely rides through soul-soothing countryside, you can choose your own level of activity and relaxation.
If you enjoy country walking where better to discover the stunning high moorland scenery and beautiful riverside walks. With a fine variety of good hostelries, where better to end the walk than with a hearty meal by an open log fire. Of course many of our village pubs welcome dogs too.