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The Forest of Bowland
This web site provides information about Bowland, its landscape, its attractions, its communities and those who are helping to conserve and enhance it.

Lancashire Tourism
From the splendour of the Forest of Bowland to the wild and majestic Pendle Hill, Lancashire is the place to escape to. There's great walking country, superb cycling routes, a multitude of wildlife habitats and a host of attractions and trails to explore. If you thrive on fresh air and love to explore unspoilt countryside, then Lancashire is the place for you.

Chipping Village
Chipping is a picturesque village situated in the heart of Lancashire's scenic Ribble Valley, on the edge of The Trough Of Bowland. The area is classed as “an area of outstanding natural beauty” and it certainly lives up to expectation. This idyllic rural location provides the perfect backdrop for all visitors whether their visit is for business, social or leisure activities.

Ribble Valley Council
Welcome to the new look Ribble Valley BC website - designed specifically for ALL the people of Ribble Valley to use and enjoy and using the latest standards to ensure full access for all.

Pubs and Restaurants

The Red Pump Inn

Great food, great beer and only 5 minutes drive from the cottages.

The Inn at Whitewell

As British Innkeepers we are the proud guardians of a centuries old tradition, offering first-class comfort, hospitality, food and wines to weary travellers and indeed anyone who wakes up one morning craving a break. Our inns are full of warmth and character. We love to serve. We share a mutual passion for fine food and delicious wines, especially when both are served at honest prices.

The Moorcock Inn

The Moorcock Inn Country Hotel nestles on the side of waddington fell in the heart of the Forest of Bowland Near Clitheroe,at the head of the beautiful Ribble Valley, in East Lancashire - an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are a privately owned hotel with 13 en-suite bedrooms boasting panoramic views of Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside. With relaxed stylish surroundings and an outdoor play area for your children

Heathcotes ethic of quality fresh ingredients provides you with superior quality food whatever your dining experience. The most beautiful restaurants and venues give you the ideal location whatever the occasion!

The Three Fishes
The Three Fishes is the first venture into the pub market for Ribble Valley Inns, an associated company of Northcote Manor.Over half a million pound investment will re-establish The Three Fishes as a sought after destination in The Ribble Valley after a complete refurbishment and interior design.

The Emporium
Half coffee shop, wine bar and brasserie; half interior design superstore. The Emporium is genuinely unlike anywhere you have seen or been before.Housed in an old Methodist Chapel, lavishly and lovingly converted to create three huge floors of eating, drinking and shopping, The Emporium is a haven from the mass production, hard sell ethos that has overtaken the rest of the world. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and that's the way we like it.



Challenging parkland course, long par 4's will test your accuracy and long irons, the greens are tricky and well protected. The 9th hole is a good test played over a pond. Fine views suround this well kept course, excellent clubhouse and facilities.

Mytton Fold
The breathtaking backdrop of the Ribble Valley makes playing Mytton Fold's 18 hole par 72 course an unforgettable experience. This fast maturing course has many interesting holes. Test your driving power at the 516yd 7th, see if you can join our hole in one club at the par 3 1st. Our resident PGA Pro is available for tuition, and his well stocked golf shop has everything you will need, including buggies for hire. Friendliness and informality is the hall mark of golf at Mytton Fold. Add to that award winning catering and whether you are enjoying a round as a guest, member, or as part of a corporate or society day Mytton Fold is right at the top of the leader board.

Stonyhurst Park Golf Club is a simply sensational place to enjoy some fantastic golf in luxurious, marvellous surroundings. Located in the heart of Lancashire, it benefits from a great setting which will no doubt suit the golfer to whom a great setting matters just as much, if not more, than the course itself.

Cycling - Hire

From gentle cycling on quiet lanes and easy tracks, to more adventurous mountain biking on exiting technical trails – it’s all here in the beautiful unspoilt countryside and dramatic open moorland of the Forest of Bowland!

From the splendour of the Forest of Bowland to the wild and majestic Pendle Hill, Lancashire is the place to escape to. There's great walking country, superb cycling routes, a multitude of wildlife habitats and a host of attractions and trails to explore. If you thrive on fresh air and love to explore unspoilt countryside, then Lancashire is the place for you.

Pitch & Putt at Edisford Bridge - 1 + 1/2 miles
Fishing by request at Brownhills Cottages - 2 minute walk


Farmhouse Collectables

Welcome to Farmhouse Antiques, Established 1988- Dealing in the old, the collectable & the unusual.We stock a wide variety of vintage textiles, old buttons and trimmings, sewing parapahanalia, lace etc and have a shop packed with small antiques & collectables. New stock arriving regularly so please email us for a list!

Stonyhurst College
Thank you for visiting the Stonyhurst web site. Stonyhurst is, indeed, a school with a distinguished history, but the last thing we do is live in the past! We are a vibrant and forward-looking school with a regional, national and international roll, and a world wide reputation, offering a first class boarding and day education for boys and girls aged 13-18, with our preparatory school, St Mary's Hall, on an adjacent site, educating pupils from 3-13.

Whalley Parish Church
Manned by our team of volunteers, you can explore the many fascinating points in the Church. A written guide is available and here you can also purchase a history of our church and postcards.

Beacon Fell Country Park
Beacon Fell Country Park is one of the oldest in the country, being designated in 1970. It is 16 kilometres’ (10 miles’) drive from Preston and is signposted from Broughton and Longridge. The Country Park consists of 110 hectares (271 acres) of woodland, moorland and farmland. The summit is 266 metres (873 feet) above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay. On a clear day it is even possible to see the Isle of Man. There is an abundance of wildlife for those who are prepared to be observant. Rabbits and hares are frequent and are easily spotted. Roe deer are a little more elusive, but patience may well be rewarded! Stoats and weasels can be seen running across the road or clambering over the dry stone walls. As many as 11 species of dragonflies and damselflies may be seen around the ponds during the summer months.

Bowland Brewery
The Bowland Beer Company Ltd. started operating in April 2003, brewing on a one Brewers Barrel (BBL) plant in a store room at the Bashall Barn farm shop a few miles North West of Clitheroe.

Clitheroe Castle & Museum

Standing on a rocky outcrop of limestone about 35 metres above the valley floor of the River Ribble, the keep of Clitheroe Castle is a prominent landmark both in the town and in the surrounding area. It has several claims to fame: it is one of the oldest buildings in Lancashire; it may be the smallest keep in England; and it is the only remaining castle in Lancashire which had a royalist garrison during the Civil War.

Wild Boar Park
Bowland Wildboar Park is situated about 2 miles from the picturesque village of Chipping, on the Chipping to Dunsop Bridge road in the Forest of Bowland.

Sawley Abbey
Ribchester Roman Museum
This site displays information concerning the Ribchester Roman Museum and its governing charitable organisation, the Ribchester Museum Trust.

Browsholme Hall

Browsholme Hall, pronounced 'Brewsom', is an historic house and the ancestral home of the Parker Family, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, who have lived there since it was built in 1507. The present day owners Robert and Amanda Parker invite guests into the family home for small conferences, corporate hospitality, musical events, craft fairs and open days throughout the year.The Parker family can trace its origins to the 13th century, when they gained the title of 'park-keeper' to John of Gaunt in the unspoilt Hodder Valley. The descendents of those Parkers are scattered throughout England and also wordwide to America and Australia.

Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes.It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area.The trust was founded in the 1920 when the Hall was about to be demolished, since then the Hall has been a museum and Gallery and Host to many Grand functions.

Slaidburn Heritage Centre
The village of Slaidburn is a Conservation Area with much unspoilt vernacular architecture, set in the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Through displays the centre documents local history spanning thousands of years.Group visits are particularly welcome, and packages including guided walks around the village and refreshments are available. Parties of up to 24 can be seated in our tearoom, or larger groups can be accommodated for buffet-style meals. Coach and car parking is available in the village car park, or visitors can be dropped off directly outside.

Downham, film location of T.V.'s Born and Bred
Originally the George and Dragon the pub was renamed after the Assheton family who have done so much for this picturesque village in Lancashire..

Artist Solutions
The School of Painting teaches painting as both a skill to be mastered and as a visual medium for the expression of concepts.Our aims are to support the development of painting skill and observation and to encourage everyone in the appreciation for the life within and around us.


St. Martin's College ICT for Tourism Project
At St. Martin’s, ICT Solutions is a specialist unit that draws upon the knowledge and skills of the college (and if necessary other colleges and Universities in the country) to provide you with practical and very affordable help.
Our advisers are experienced business people who are familiar with your problems and will provide you with hands on advice and training at your premises.
Where appropriate, we can also identify placement students with the skills to help implement time consuming projects.




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