From serious rambling to Sunday strolling, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the hills and dales of Ribble Valley . Whether it’s a short walk along the banks of a river to a more strenuous climb to the top of Pendle Hill, there’s something for everyone looking for fresh air, exercise and inspiring landscapes whatever your age or ability. The countryside access right in the Forest of Bowland allows even more opportunities to walk freely across areas of mapped, open and spectacular countryside giving you some of the roughest and remote walking in the North West of England.

If you are passionate about walking then a visit to Whalley Warm and Dry on King Street in the village, must Walking with Dogsbe on your ‘to do’ list whilst visiting the area. Here, the team strives to provide the best quality outdoor clothing and footwear, combined with best possible customer service, both online and in store. The team at Whalley Warm and Dry understand the importance of properly fitted, supportive footwear and its impact on comfort and the enjoyment of your walk. Customers travel from across the country to take advantage of their multi award-winning specialist boot fitting service. Ribble Valley is a paradise for visitors with dogs, with plenty of amazing walks and facilities which your dog can enjoy either with or without you as there are many dog walking services available and even a dog play barn where it can be left for the day.

Walks with Taste

If you like to combine a great walk with a fantastic food experience why not choose one of our popular ‘Walks with Taste‘ a selection of self guided circular walks, each based from one of Ribble Valley’s amazing hostelries, when you can return after your walk for a well-earned drink, lunch or dinner. Visit Walks with Taste to view the whole set

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