Walking, cycling, horse riding and mountain biking are all popular activities with wooded valleys, the Dean Clough reservoir and heather clad Pine Forests on our doorstep.
If you’re a keen walker you’re spoilt for choice. Pendle Hill, Stonyhurst, Marles Wood to Dinckley Bridge, Longridge Fell, Three Rivers, Dunsop Bridge and The Tolkien Trail are a few of the many walks on offer. For those with an appetite, here are 10 great routes which all finish with a great pub at the end:
The county is an angler’s paradise. We are right next to some of the best fishing rivers including River Ribble which is currently one of the best salmon and sea trout rivers in the UK. Here is a list of other rivers nearby:
For animal lovers, we are surrounded by beautifully kept, family run farms which offer a whole host of activities ranging from feeding the animals to tractor rides and safari tours to zip wires!
For golfers, there are a number of well-respected golf courses nearby. Mitton Fold Golf Club is the nearest (0.9 miles), followed by Whalley Golf Club (1.9 miles), Wilpshire Golf Club (2.5miles), and Clitheroe Golf Club (3.9miles).
We are perfectly positioned for the best and biggest tourist attractions in the UK, fun for all the family.
Due to Covid-19 we strongly advise checking all venue websites for up to date information.
Billy Bobs combines an awesome ice cream parlour with a 50's American diner and amazing play adventures.
Covering 62 acres, it is packed with adventure for the whole family. There are walking trails, tractor rides, a great playground/zip wires & a popular café.
For seaside lovers, The National Trust's Formby, Merseyside, is a glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.
Gullivers Theme Parks are designed especially for families. Enjoy rides, shows and attractions that are perfect for children aged 2-13.
Hoghton Tower sits at the top of a mile long drive surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds. Join one of our house tours and learn all about its history.
At St Annes seafront and natural beach, walk the beautifully tended promenade gardens, complete with waterfalls and ducks. Fun for all the family.
Enjoy the three mile round trip on a heritage steam train, explore the museum and see steam engines being rebuilt.
Here are a few of our favourite local pubs and restaurants.
Located on the banks of River Ribble and with open fires inside, The Aspinall Arms is just the pub for walkers, cyclists and anglers to mingle & dine with locals.
Nestling quietly in the village of Old Langho, the Black Bull pub is a little gem – small, intimate, with considerable character and charm. Child friendly with great food.
The Coach & Horses, a traditional Coaching Inn set in the idyllic village of Bolton by Bowland in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
The Freemasons provides the ultimate gastronomic experience in a stylish pub setting that feels as relaxed as your own front room.
Featuring a beer hall, hotel, food hall and cinema, this former textiles mill is the perfect place to indulge, unwind and explore.
Set in a charming, ivy-clad building, this upscale country inn overlooks Ribble Valley. Delicious food.
Located in the picturesque village of Hurst Green, The Shireburn Arms is a 17th Century hostelry offering stunning views, beautiful accommodation and locally produced food.
The Café at Stydd Gardens is a beautiful restaurant, café-bar and tearoom set in The Glasshouse at Stydd Gardens in Ribchester in the Ribble Valley.
Awarded Pub of the Year 2020 from the Good Pub Guide, The Inn deservedly has a good reputation. Head Chef Jamie Cadman, now in his twentieth year, runs a crew of ten producing brilliant local food.
Dubbed as ‘the best Chinese restaurant in the UK’ by Gordon Ramsay, this sleek, low-lit Cantonese restaurant with a cocktail bar has won multiple awards.