Ribble Valley Tourist Information

River HodderImagine you're in rural heaven, a landscape of contrasts where experiences surround you.

This is Ribble Valley, a place of mystery and heritage full of diverse natural habitats and inspiring scenery.  Positioned in the north east of Lancashire it forms part of the Forest of Bowland AONB, the first protected area in England to be awarded the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas.

Get back to nature.  Whether walking cycling, on horseback or touring by car you will stumble across the many ever-changing habitats for Britain's rare species of birds, wildlife, flora and fauna.  Gentle lowland, criss-crossed with dry stone walls dotted with picturesque farms and villages offer endless opportunities for the artist or photographer in you.

Pendle HillIf its adventure you're after, you can have it all.  Get outdoors in our wild and rugged landscapes and explore the open access land of the Forest of Bowland and the famous Pendle Hill; follow the famous Tolkien Trail or take a tour through the well-trodden network of footpaths - it's a walker's paradise.

As a year round destination, each season has its own special charm.  Spring and summer provide a surplus of colour and a whole host of outdoor, walking, garden and agricultural events to keep the family entertained.  Pack in an attractions visit - great for the kids, a game of golf or some retail therapy.  Autumn is enchanting as the deep red hues slowly appear on the trees preparing themselves for the cold crisp wintry days ahead which are perfect for relaxing in front of a cosy fire in a warm country inn or luxurious hotel.

Clitheroe CastleSo whether you're a nature lover, discerning shopper or looking for outdoor action, book yourself and your family in for a short break in the Ribble Valley, some of England's finest countryside, and get ready for your Lancashire experience!

Accommodation

For details of hotels, B & B and self-catering accommodation and caravan and camping sites, please visit www.visitribblevalley.co.uk

Where to Eat

For details of restaurants, tea-rooms, cafe bars, etc in the Ribble Valley, please visit www.visitribblevalley.co.uk

For further information, download the Ribble Valley Visitor Guide 2011, visit the website at www.visitribblevalley.co.uk or contact Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre on Tel. 01200 425566 or via e-mail: tourism@ribblevalley.gov.uk