Celebrate the beauty of the countryside and venture out and about to see what the magnificent Ribble Valley has to offer

Anytime, anywhere, fresh air and regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and the Ribble Valley presents many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

With lots of walks and cycle rides through beautiful countryside, the Ribble Valley is the perfect place for you to escape the frantic pace of everyday life, whatever the time of year.

Summertime in the Ribble Valley is magical – you can forget those diary dates and deadlines, and head straight to a perfect getaway that’s waiting to be discovered.

You are never far from green fields and meandering riverside pathways, bridleways and top quality camp sites. People who enjoy an active, outdoor life are less likely to get ill and exercise not only makes you fitter, it also improves your mental health and wellbeing.

If you prefer pedal power check out the cycle routes in Gisburn Forest, which has trails for all ages and abilities, along bumpy tracks, through sheltered woodland and open fields.

If you need a little extra help, hire an electric bike to see the lovely countryside and stop off at some of the pretty little villages – there are charging points along the way.

See for yourself how you can revitalise your senses with a bracing walk over spectacular fells, trace the footsteps of literary masterminds – the Tolkien Trail will guide you to the meeting of the Hodder, Ribble and Calder, which is thought to feature in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – or why not take on the challenge of Pendle Hill and celebrate the majestic views from the summit!



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