Places

The Ribble Valley is the perfect place to escape the frantic pace of everyday life, whatever the time of year. Forget those diaries and deadlines and head straight to the perfect getaway that’s waiting to be discovered. From breathtaking vistas and valleys to star-studded skies, Ribble Valley offers a perfect environment for lovers of outdoor pursuits.

See for yourself how a visit to Ribble Valley can revitalise your senses with its spectacular commanding fells and lush green valleys revealing your love of the great outdoors. Walk in the footsteps of Romans, Normans and literary masterminds who once set foot in this historic landscape. Explore quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge and picturesque villages brimming with individual shops, historic treasures and tales.

Savour the fresh flavours of tempting treats and feasts for food lovers as Clitheroe develops as Lancashire’s Food Town and Ribble Valley is fast becoming known for our local culinary delights and first class hospitality. Come and sample the Clitheroe Food Festival in August.

The Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail was launched in 1993. The first of its kind to be established in Lancashire, it now includes over 20 permanent works of art. The trail travels through Brungerley Park and Cross Hill Quarry, a local nature reserve managed by the Lancashire Wildlife trust, only a mile from Clitheroe town centre.