The Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland are largely undiscovered and can be fantastically quiet and peaceful - or for hustle and bustle head to the market town of Clitheroe.
At the heart of the peaceful Ribble Valley is The Forest of Bowland, a protected landscape that is internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds.
It provides a network of quiet country lanes and forest cycle trails, scenic and remote footpaths, pretty rural villages and nice country pubs.
On your cottage holiday in the Ribble Valley, a must to visit is the old market town of Clitheroe which is delightful – head to the Norman Castle to enjoy the best views over the town.
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