Longridge, Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland

There is something to do for everyone in the Ribble Valley

At the Centre of the Kingdom lies the hidden gem that is Ribble Valley. With its picturesque villages, soul-soothing countryside and warm-hearted inhabitants,  it is somewhere rather special—and certainly worth a visit. A place to make memories that will last a lifetime. We are an ideal base to visit outside the Ribble Valley too we are approximately 60 minutes from the Lake District, 40 minutes to Blackpool and 50 minutes to Manchester City Centre excellent place to see one of the many concerts.


CLITHEROE, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

Often referred to as the food capital of the north, Ribble Valley has excellent food and drink at its very heart. Be it beer brewers, cattle raisers or ice cream makers, our local suppliers put their heart and soul into providing fresh, quality food and drink for everyone to enjoy.


Council Offices, Church Walk, CLITHEROE, Lancashire, BB7 2RA

Ribble Valley is a genuine walker’s paradise. This unspoiled corner of Lancashire has it all: gentle rolling countryside, wooded river valleys and some challenging hill walks for those with an appetite for adventure. These stunning landscapes are criss-crossed with footpaths and bridleways and there’s a huge selection of circular walks – ranging from riverside rambles and gentle afternoon ambles through scenic villages, to challenging mini-mountains offering stunning views for the more energetically inclined.
And after working up a healthy appetite amid the stunning scenery of the Ribble Valley, what better way to reward your exertions than with a hearty meal at one of the region’s many gastropubs and characterful country inns?


Castle Hill, Castle Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BA

With panoramic views across the Ribble Valley, Clitheroe Castle is perched above the town of Clitheroe where it has dominated the skyline for 800 years. Beyond the castle walls, visitors will find a museum, gift shop and café making it a must-see destination for all the family.  


Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB

A unique dining, retail and leisure experience Holmes Mill is home to a brewery, beer hall, restaurants, café, food hall and cinema. Worth a visit about a mile from Cobble View and 20mins from The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let.


Hawkshaw Fold, Longsight Rd, Blackburn BB2 7JA, United Kingdom

Step into the farming world where nature and family-friendliness combine. Come and join the farmer for some of the most exciting events on the farming calendar, from Lambing Live to Nature Walks and Tractor Rides – be sure to finish the day off with one of Mrs Dowsons award winning Ice Creams 


Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, CLITHEROE, Lancashire, BB7 2RA, 01200 425111

The Centre of the Kingdom lies the hidden gem that is Ribble Valley. With its picturesque villages, soul-soothing countryside and warm-hearted inhabitants, Ribble Valley is somewhere rather special—and certainly worth a visit.

Here is a link of attractions, restaurants, walks, cycle routes etc.


Chipping Road Thornley Preston Lancashire PR3 2TB

A fantastic place to walk to from The Shippon Luxury Holiday Let, a family run business located on the edge of the Forest of Bowland. A great farm shop and butchers as well as a great Tea Room with indoor and outdoor seating. There is also a play area for young children.


6 Root Hill Estate Yard Whitewell Road Dunsop Bridge Lancashire BB7

Designated as an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty the Forest of Bowland is a unique and magical place in the Ribble Valley. The Forest of Bowland was designated as an AONB in 1964 and covers over 312 square miles of rural landscape.

 An abundance of walks and beauty spots.


Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping, Preston, PR3 2QT

Located approximately 20 mins away from The Shippon situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland just outside the village of Chipping. Surrounded by local fells and woodland and sat on the banks of the River Hodder, a great place to see the animals and wildlife close up. Our guests receive a 10% discount when you book online.

Bowland Breaks

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