Walks with Taste is a guide to England’s tastiest walking destinations and the brainchild of Mark Sutcliffe (former editor of Country Walking magazine). Mark is an expert when it comes to the Lancastrian countryside and has spent years exploring the countryside for the likes of Countryfile as well as working on his own book on the best walks in Lancashire.
With this history and experience, it comes as little surprise that the Ribble Valley features heavily in Walks with Taste. The Ribble Valley is home to several different ecosystems and biomes that meet in unique ways to create a truly unique experience. Challenging hill climbs lead to rolling hills, quiet ancient woods, and crystal clear rivers where you’re never too far from an inviting village pub or coffee shop for a bite to eat and drink to quench your thirst.
Lancashire – A Foodie Destination
Lancashire and the Ribble Valley, in particular, has an incredible local pantry that local establishments enjoy using to make delightful seasonal menus. Market towns, quaint villages, and sleepy seaside destinations are all host to a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs with these outstanding eateries celebrating the produce of their local area. Mark has highlighted a few in his Walks with Taste series but there is plenty to experience for yourself.
Please note that due to ongoing restrictions and COVID safety measures you must contact any locations below before arrival. We recommend booking ahead of time if possible and double-checking opening times to ensure the activity you’re planning is available.
Even after the lockdown, restaurants are likely to experience difficulty adjusting to opening up or offering tours, tastings and the like. Please be patient and adhere to the restrictions put in place by venues as they are there to protect visitors and the staff.
What are Walks with Taste?
Walks with Taste bring walks and places to eat together to create unique walking routes. These routes provide readers with everything they could need to know about a walking route. Each guide has information about the pubs, restaurants, or shops where you can sample sumptuous food as well as detailed walking routes complete with maps and other information like whether a route is dog-friendly or where you can park.
This idea is a masterstroke for the Ribble Valley. The incredible walking routes and delicious local food go hand-in-hand and there is no better way to celebrate the Ribble Valley than a hike and a pint. Every route is different, so whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll or a challenging hill climb, there is something for everyone.
A Place the Family Can Enjoy
We love this amazing idea and how it celebrates and supports the local area and its businesses. Holgates have been operating a host of holiday parks across Cumbria, Lancashire, and the Ribble Valley for decades and we’re so excited to offer visitors new and interesting ways to explore our precious natural environments.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the Ribble Valley, Cumbria, or Lancashire, our parks make the most of wonderful walks, top-quality amenities in spectacular natural surroundings.
All of our parks are located near areas like the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Morecambe Bay, and the Silverdale and Arnside AONB offering holidaymakers easy access to some of the UK’s most beautiful lookout points and vistas.
Holidays of All Shapes and Sizes
It’s not just our locations that complement your trip but also the variety of holiday accommodation on offer. Across our various holiday parks, you’ll find campsites, glamping pods, touring and campervan pitches, holiday caravans, lodges, and cottages. This variety gives you plenty of options whether you want to get in touch with nature and camp in the great outdoors or experience a luxurious retreat.
A Place to Call Your Own
So if you’re planning on exploring some wonderful walks and sampling local Lancastrian dishes then Walks with Taste is a great place to start. Mark Sutcliffe’s guides are easy to understand and require nothing more than his handy guides, a healthy appetite, and some good company.
If you’d like somewhere to stay while exploring the sprawling Walks with Taste then Holgates Holiday Parks have the perfect place to call home. Contact us to find out more about our amazing sites or book online and start planning your trip to the Ribble Valley.