The Ribble Valley
You know it is a pretty special place when the Queen says she would
love to retire there if she was ever allowed to hang up her crown.There is no doubt that the Ribble Valley and the surrounding countryside is a hidden gem as far as the rest of the UK is concerned.
Those of us lucky enough to live within the County Palatine know that it is full of charming villages, bustling market towns, independent small shops and more brilliant food producers, retailers and restaurants than you can shake a bread stick at.
At Shreyas Cottages, we have decided to take a closer look at the Ribble Valley and have put together this insiders guide to give you more of a feel for a place you wish to visit.
See for yourself how a visit to Ribble Valley can revitalise your senses with its spectacular commanding fells and lush green valleys revealing your love of the great outdoors. Walk in the footsteps of Romans, Normans and literary masterminds who once set foot in this historic landscape. Explore quaint market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge and picturesque villages brimming with individual shops, historic treasures and tales.
Savour the fresh flavours of tempting treats and feasts for food lovers as Clitheroe develops to be Lancashire's Food Town and the Ribble Valley becoming known for our local culinary delights and first class hospitality. Try the Ribble Valley Food Trail or perhaps come and sample the Clitheroe Food Festival in August.
As you journey through this website you'll unearth everything there is to know about planning your perfect holiday or short break in rural heaven.
If being in the great outdoors is your thing the Ribble Valley has plenty to offer for cyclists of all abilities from gentle cycle routes that take you down quiet country lanes to the challenging Forest of Bowland which offers fantastic mountain biking for the more experienced rider.
If you enjoy country walking where better to discover the stunning high moorland scenery and beautiful riverside walks. Try Pendle Steps, this will challenge your determination whilst enjoying the views from 557m high. And, with a fine variety of good hostelries where better to end the walk than with a hearty meal by an open log fire. And of course many of our village pubs welcome dogs too.