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Sport &

The Ribble Valley is a hive of activity when it comes to sports, with a different sport to cater for almost everyone. Whether you are a fishing fanatic or a willing wanderer, the Ribble Valley will not disappoint.







There are many excellent golf courses within easy reach of our holiday homes. Some of the closest are Stonyhurst CollegeLongridge and Mytton Fold. As with most golf courses, booking is essential.


There are driving ranges at LongridgeLee Valley Rishton and Samlesbury Hall.

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Discover Cycling Paradise

Welcome to the breathtaking Ribble Valley, renowned for its challenging hills and captivating landscapes, making it a top-tier destination for cycling enthusiasts. Notably, this area holds special significance for renowned cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins, who trained on some of its cherished routes before embarking on the prestigious Tour of Britain.

At the heart of the thriving cycling community lies 'The Green Jersey' in Clitheroe, a highly sought-after focal point. This vibrant hub offers an array of services, from minor bike adjustments to full servicing. Additionally, browse through a selection of top-quality clothing and accessories while savoring delicious cyclist delights and posh coffee in the cozy café, where cycling events are screened on a massive TV. As you plan your cycling adventure, take advantage of expert advice on the best routes and enjoy the convenience of leaving your car behind.

Exploring the Ribble Valley extends beyond its picturesque landscapes, with numerous off-road cycling trails awaiting in the enchanting Gisburn Forest and Longride Fell.

For added convenience, consider hiring E-bikes or children's trailers with the option for direct delivery to your cottage from Ribble Valley e-bike hire

Prepare for an unforgettable cycling experience in this stunning region that has captivated the hearts of cyclists from all around the globe.


Experience the ultimate cycling paradise in the Ribble Valley today!


Walking Trails

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Ribble Valley and Lake District region, an area renowned for its outstanding natural landscapes. Whether you're an experienced explorer or a leisurely wanderer, the Ribble Valley offers a perfect blend of scenic splendor and historical charm.

The Tolkien Trail 
Step into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien as you explore the Tolkien Trail, a 5.5-mile route through the captivating scenery that once inspired the legendary author. Frequenting nearby Stonyhurst College, Tolkien drew inspiration from the very surroundings you can now wander, discovering traces of 'The Lord of the Rings' within the landscape itself.eral names that occur in 'The Lord of the Rings'. 

The Ribble Way: A Journey Along the River Ribble

Embark on an epic adventure along the Ribble Way, a 72-mile long-distance walk following the meandering path of the River Ribble from Preston to its source in North Yorkshire. This scenic route unveils a diverse range of landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts. Find a downloadable map from Visit Ribble Valley to aid your journey.

Please familiarise yourself with the Countryside Code.

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