My Top 5 Things to do in the Ribble Valley

Go for fantastic walks and enjoy the countryside . . .


There are so many great walks in and around Ribble Valley. We took our pet whippet Snoopy with us so we made the most of lots of great walking spots. It was lovely being out in the fresh air enjoying some adventures with Snoopy in toe. Have a look at the Visit Lancashire website, they have some brilliant recommendations for local walks.

Visit Holmes Mill . . .


Holmes Mill incorporates a beer hall, food hall and hotel. After a long (and wet) walkies we popped into the beer hall to dry out and enjoy a lovely glass of Chardonnay. The food hall has some fantastic local produce that you can try and buy!

Visit Clitheroe Castle . . .


We spent a lovely few hours strolling around the grounds of Clithereo Castle, which are very well looked after and there are some brilliant views that greet you when you get to the top. There is also a museum and a cafe on site.

Eat fantastic food . . .


After my recent visit to Ribble Valley, it has opened my eyes to what a fantastic foodie destination it is! For some top-quality fine dining served in the most beautiful gastro pub, head to The Freemasons at Wiswell. You can ready my full review here.

For a relaxing lunch we headed to The Emporium in Clithereo, where we shared a fantastic antipasti board and a portion of arancini which were crispy on the outside and gooey and cheesy in the middle!

For our main course we shared a seriously good Chilli Prawn stone-baked pizza which was topped with king prawns, crayfish tails and chillies.

We finished with an Assiette of miniature desserts because when you can’t decide on one, what is better than having a try of four?!

Wander around the beautiful towns and villages . . .


There are lots of beautiful quaint towns and villages in the Ribble Valley with high streets full of independent shops and boutiques. And of course there are some great cafes which are perfect for refuelling with a coffee and homemade cake.

I really didn’t know much about Ribble Valley before our visit but after spending a few days there enjoying the beautiful food, lovely countryside and chatting to lots of friendly people it left me, Mr B and Snoopy wanting to plan our next visit!




  1. Mostlyfoodandtravel September 20, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Laura that Chilli Prawn stone-baked pizza looks so good. This seems like a nice little place to have a wander and walk.

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      September 20, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      We asked for recommendations and I never have seafood on a pizza so was worried I wouldn’t like it but it tasted incredible!

  2. Em x September 20, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I love how green it all is! The pizza looks amazing too x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      September 20, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      It was really green! So many beautiful walks! xxx

  3. Bejal September 20, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Your visit to Ribble Valley has actually left me intrigued to visit. I love the countryside, cute towns and local independent eateries and always love to see Snoopy making an appearance too. x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      September 20, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      It was really beautiful and not somewhere we had ever thought about before. Was really impressed with all the quaint towns and yummy food!

  4. Claire Leech September 20, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Looks like a lovely place to visit … I love finding out about new places the food hall sounds like it’s worth a visit too with the local produce I’m all for supporting local businesses. It’s nice to read about what you can do here, definitely want to visit x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      September 20, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      It was perfect for a relaxing weekend full of amazing food! xxx

  5. Elaine birkin September 23, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Food looks scrummy & the scenery looks beautiful, great to combine the two x

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      October 7, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      Such a beautiful place to visit x

  6. Gary Berry September 27, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Lovely post and totally sold on that prawn pizza!!

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      October 7, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Oh that pizza was epic!

  7. Louise Riis September 27, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    You always go to the most wonderful places, Laura… No matter if its within or outside the UK.
    You truly are an inspiration to me. Lovely photos! Snoopy looks super cute – and the anti-pasti board is just YUM!
    Louise X

    • thetravelsofmrsb
      October 7, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      You are so kind Louise! It was a really lovely relaxing place with lots of great food! xxx

  8. binita shah October 12, 2018 / 11:06 am

    This sounds so lovely and I love that you and Snoop are matching!

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