Bowland Breaks

Things to do in 48hours in the Forest of Bowland.

We thought it would be a helpful if we did a blog on some of the things to do in 48hours in the Forest of Bowland when you are on a couples break at Cobble View Cottage in Waddington enabling you to make the most of your time away.

Arrival Day – Friday afternoon.

  • Arrive at the cottage late afternoon, unpack your belongings then head off for a stroll around the village. Its a quaint beautiful village with a babbling brook running through it and many public seating areas in the gardens. This is a lovely spot to just relax and enjoy the surroundings. If you are feeling more energetic then there are a few walks you can do – check out www.explorebowland.co,uk for walks in and around the area.
  • If you prefer to just take some time out then visit the 3 eateries in the village they are all excellent for food/ drink and have a great ambience there is Lower Buck, Higher Buck or Waddington Arms.

Once fed and watered then head back to the cottage, sit down and relax with a drink and cosy up in front of the television before heading off to the comfy beds for a good nights sleep.


  • Clitheroe Market Town is a lovely place with lots of independant shops, eateries and local market. You can easily walk into Clitheroe from the cottage it takes about 25minutes a lovely walk where you cross over the river Edisford a place where locals hang out on a nice day. You can also drive or call a taxi .
  • Clitheroe Market has a variety of stalls from Fish stalls, deli , butchers and plant stalls. Worth a visit there are also a choice of food outlets.
  • Clitheroe has several supermarkets Tesco, Sainsburys, Lidl and Aldi all nearby to one another. There are plenty of great restaurants and cafes too one of our favourites is a Greek restaurant for lunch Brizola a cosy venue located within a courtyard off the main high street.
  • We recommend having a look on the website Discover The Grand | The Grand Venue, Clitheroe they have all sorts going on through out the year.
  • A visit to Holmes Mill Holmes Mill – Beer Hall, Food Hall Restaurant & Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire is a must. Here you will find a Food Hall, Bistro, Beer Hall and cinema. Its a very unique place food is also good here and plenty of choice of beers. This is a must visit.

There are lots of independent cocktail bars and wine bars too many to mention but check out the Ribble Valley Ribble Valley – Visit Ribble ValleyVisit Ribble Valley lots of information and recommendations.


Clitheroe Castle is also a nice place to walk round, if you climb to the top you will get a lovely view of the Town and surrounding area.

After all that it will be time to head back to the cottage and have a lovely relaxing night.


Unfortunately all good things need to come to an end , it will be time to pack up and head off back home. A visit to Shackletons Garden Centre is worthy especially dropping in at the cafe for breakfast before you go on your homeward journey.

We hope that this give you some inspiration of things to do on your breakaway.