Walking and Cycling Pendle, Ribble Valley and The Forest of Bowland
Situated on the flank of Pendle Hill overlooking the Ribble Valley. From your doorstep you can chose either challenging moorland or gentle rolling countryside to explore. No need to use your car. A short drive away there are endless possibilities, in Pendle you could explore the moors made famous by the Bronte sisters, in the Ribble Valley there are long quiet lanes riverside paths and ancient woodlands. Further there are undiscovered delights of the Forest of Bowland and the magnificence of the Yorkshire Dales.
Cycling or walking, below are just a small selection of leaflets and web pages to wet your appetite. One place that is a must for walking and cycling is Gisburn Forest.
Every year at the begining of September Pendle holds a walking festival with guided walks and special events.
The best maps for the area are Ordnance Survey OL41 Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale, OS Explorer Map sheet OL21 South Penninesand Landranger Map sheet 103.