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Explore Countryside and nearby market towns around Holgates Ribble Valley

Surrounding our Ribble Valley park is miles of wonderful countryside, an example of our magnificent location in the heart of Lancashire. Charming market towns are within easy reach, whilst scenic nature spots are a plenty just on the park’s doorstep.

Discover nearby towns such as Clitheroe, Skipton and Keighley or maybe venture into the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales just a short drive away?

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Explore The Area & Things To Do Around Our Ribble Valley Park

Surrounding Holgates Ribble Valley

Within a short 10-minute drive from the park you will find the village of Sawley, lying at the heart of this village is Sawley Abbey where the remains of the Abbey are still visible against a dramatic countryside backdrop. This is a must see if you are looking to explore the natural heritage of the area.

Just five miles from the park is the unmissable Pendle Hill, which provides a fantastic hike and viewpoint across the whole region. Nearby villages include Barley, which has a selection of cafes and tea rooms for a pit stop! You’ll also find the Pendle Sculpture Trail on the outskirts of the village, a fantastic trip out as a family discovering sculptures within a woodland setting.
An excellent nearby family destination is Thornton Hall Country Park offering a variety of fun-filled activities, including go karting, mazes, a play barn and quad biking! Just a fifteen-minute drive from the park, this is a perfect day out whilst on holiday.

Further afield, but still within an hour’s drive of the park, you will find spa towns such as Harrogate and Ilkley, with plenty to see and do making for the perfect day trip! Dine in style at Betty’s Tea Rooms or browse the many shops and arcades, you’ll be spoilt for choice whilst also taking in historic buildings and a rich heritage.

Places to Visit

Malham Cove

Roughly 260ft tall, Malham Cove is a magnificent sight to see as you approach from Malham Village. Peregrine Falcons can often be seen nesting in the ledges of the limestone formation, whilst the walking route provides a wonderful circular walk.

Gawthorpe Hall, National Trust

Owned by the National Trust, Gawthorpe Hall is a fantastic place to visit if you have an interest in art and historical locations. An Elizabethan mansion house and garden, access to the estate is open all year round.

Skipton Castle

One of the most complete and well-preserved medieval castles in England, Skipton Castle is a great place to visit if you are in the area, where you can learn about our history of this medieval fortress which is over 900 years old!

Thornton Hall Country Park

A local attraction with lots of fun-filled activities, Thornton Hall Country Park is the perfect place to visit as a family. This working farm has a variety of animals you can see, feed and even pet – alongside a play barn, tractor rides, a play barn and more!

Eureka Children’s Museum

Eureka is the National Children’s Museum, just over an hour’s drive from the park, if you are willing to make the journey this is the perfect place to visit if you have little ones! Featuring hundreds of hands-on activities, you’re guaranteed a lot of fun if you visit!

Forest of Bowland AONB

Our Ribble Valley park is in the perfect spot to explore the Forest of Bowland, nationally recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area is filled with walking routes, cycling routes and other activities including fishing and paragliding.

If you are one for the outdoors, our location by the Forest of Bowland is ideal for getting out there and exploring!

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Surrounding Holgates Ribble Valley

Within a short 10-minute drive from the park you will find the village of Sawley, lying at the heart of this village is Sawley Abbey where the remains of the Abbey are still visible against a dramatic countryside backdrop. This is a must see if you are looking to explore the natural heritage of the area.

Just five miles from the park is the unmissable Pendle Hill, which provides a fantastic hike and viewpoint across the whole region. Nearby villages include Barley, which has a selection of cafes and tea rooms for a pit stop! You’ll also find the Pendle Sculpture Trail on the outskirts of the village, a fantastic trip out as a family discovering sculptures within a woodland setting.
An excellent nearby family destination is Thornton Hall Country Park offering a variety of fun-filled activities, including go karting, mazes, a play barn and quad biking! Just a fifteen-minute drive from the park, this is a perfect day out whilst on holiday.

Further afield, but still within an hour’s drive of the park, you will find spa towns such as Harrogate and Ilkley, with plenty to see and do making for the perfect day trip! Dine in style at Betty’s Tea Rooms or browse the many shops and arcades, you’ll be spoilt for choice whilst also taking in historic buildings and a rich heritage.

Places to Visit

Malham Cove

Roughly 260ft tall, Malham Cove is a magnificent sight to see as you approach from Malham Village. Peregrine Falcons can often be seen nesting in the ledges of the limestone formation, whilst the walking route provides a wonderful circular walk.

Gawthorpe Hall, National Trust

Owned by the National Trust, Gawthorpe Hall is a fantastic place to visit if you have an interest in art and historical locations. An Elizabethan mansion house and garden, access to the estate is open all year round.

Skipton Castle

One of the most complete and well-preserved medieval castles in England, Skipton Castle is a great place to visit if you are in the area, where you can learn about our history of this medieval fortress which is over 900 years old!

Thornton Hall Country Park

A local attraction with lots of fun-filled activities, Thornton Hall Country Park is the perfect place to visit as a family. This working farm has a variety of animals you can see, feed and even pet – alongside a play barn, tractor rides, a play barn and more!

Eureka Children’s Museum

Eureka is the National Children’s Museum, just over an hour’s drive from the park, if you are willing to make the journey this is the perfect place to visit if you have little ones! Featuring hundreds of hands-on activities, you’re guaranteed a lot of fun if you visit!

Forest of Bowland AONB

Our Ribble Valley park is in the perfect spot to explore the Forest of Bowland, nationally recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The area is filled with walking routes, cycling routes and other activities including fishing and paragliding.

If you are one for the outdoors, our location by the Forest of Bowland is ideal for getting out there and exploring!

Our Heritage

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Local Walks

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Where to Find Us

Holgates Ribble Valley
Hardacre Lane
Rimington
Clitheroe
BB7 4EE

01200 445355