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Bowland Wild Boar Park

See and feed wildlife which includes Deer, Llamas, Red Squirrels, Goats. There is a lot for kids to do including pedal tractor area, tractor rides, play area, lamb, Llama and deer feeding (when available). There are also picturesque walks in the Trough of Bowland by the river Hodder and a cafe for home made food and their own home reared Wild Boar meat.

Location: about 2 miles from the picturesque village of Chipping, on the Chipping to Dunsop Bridge road in the Forest of Bowland

Open: Every day with an 'Honesty Box' when no-one is in attendance. The Cafe is open every day from Easter to the end of October, weather permitting from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Watch the baby Fallow Deer being bottle-fed daily at : 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

Admission prices : Adults £3.00 Children (under 5's free) £2.00 O.A.P's £2.00 Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 4 children) £10.00

 

Browsholme Hall

Was built in 1507, it is set in extensive grounds and houses a large collection of furniture, arms, stained glass, and other strange antiques. The hall also has a gift shop

Location : Clitheroe
Open : 14.00-16.30. Bank holidays Sat 29th June - Fri 12th July(except Mondays), Sat 17th August-Sun 21st September (except Mondays but open August bank holiday Monday)
Admission price : £4

 

Eating out

Delicious local food and drink is what Lancashire does best and Ribchester is no exception. Our village has both cosy pubs and quality restaurants, all within a short riverside stroll of the barn.

The area also has a wide selection of great eating-places within a short drive of the barn. From Michelin starred restaurants to rustic pubs deep in the forest of Bowland. To get your mouth watering we have compiled a guide to recommended local restaurants and map showing their location.

 

Festival of Music

Location : St. Wilfred's church/stydd church and parochial hall
Admission prices : Various

 

Geoff Rollinson's Art Gallery

Is in the centre of the village. Geoff paints local scenes and wildlife.
The gallery sells both originals and prints of his work.

Location : Church Street, Ribchester
Open : All year, every day, 09.00-17.00

Geoff Rollinson's Art Gallery
 

Ribble Way - Longton to Gavel Gap 72 miles/115 km

You can follow the Ribble from its estuary near Preston to its source high in the Pennines of North Yorkshire. The Ribble Way takes in the wide flood plain of the Ribble estuary, gentle river pastures from Ribchester to Sawley, the splendid gorge west of Gisburn, the superb salmon leap at Staniforth Force and limestone pavements on the flanks of Pen y ghent.

Day One - Longton to A6 Preston - approx. 9 miles / 14 km

Day Two - A6 Preston to Ribchester - approx. 10 miles / 16 km

Day Three - Ribchester to Clitheroe - approx. 11 miles / 18 km

Day Four - Clitheroe to Gisburn - approx. 10 miles / 16 km

Day Five - Gisburn to Settle - approx. 12 miles / 19 km

Day Six - Settle to Horton in Ribblesdale - approx. 8 miles / 13 km

Day Seven - Horton in Ribblesdale to Gearstones - approx. 6.5 miles / 10 km

Day Eight - Gearstones to Gavel Gap - approx. 5.5 miles / 9 km

 

Ribchester Childrens Park

An agricultural show with livestock, events and trade stands.

Location : Salesbury hall farm, Ribchester in July

 

Ribchester Roman Museum

Built in 1914, the museum is situated above the remains of the Roman fort headquarters. The museum is crammed with treasures excavated from the Roman site over the past few hundred years including pottery, leather, woodwork and carved stone inscriptions. Exhibits are beautifully presented and explore what Roman and Celtic inhabitants may have looked like and how they lived. A must see for anybody interested in Roman history in Britain

Location : Riverside, Ribchester
Open : All year, Mon-Fri, 09.00-17.00 - Sat & Sun, 11.30-17.00
Admission prices : Adults £2.50, Children £1.00, under 5's go free

 

Roman Military Displays

Roman Military Displays

Award winning re-enactment society the Second Legion Augusta performs exciting military displays, the firing of artillery, Roman Cavalry and gladiatorial combat, along with colourful demonstrations of everyday life.

There are also opportunities for children to dress up in Roman armour and to sample their famous roman snacks.

Location : Ribchester recreation ground, in July

 

Samlesbury Hall

Is a 14 th century Tudor manor house that is one of the north's finest showplaces for buying antiques and collectors items. The hall also has exhibitions and craft shows throughout the year and has a newly established plant nursery. Homemade snacks and meals can be bought in the refectory tearoom.

Open : All year, Closed Sat (for weddings) Closed 24th-27th Dec and 31st Dec and 1st and 2nd Jan
Admission prices : Adults £3.00, Children £1.00

 

Stonyhurst College

Is a 16th century manor house, set in extensive grounds, and is home to a famous catholic independent boarding and day school. It is set close to the picturesque village of Hurst Green and has a gift shop, with refreshments available

Location : Just off the B6243 on the outskirts of Hurst Green
Open : 14th July-25th August
Admission price : £5

 

The Lancashire Cycleway : (Reference #1852843845)

Lancashire is a great place to cycle, and cycling is a great way to see Lancashire. One of its great delights is its sheer variety. There ís easy riding on the flat expanses of the west of the county and the gentle undulations of Arnside-Silverdale or the Ribble Valley. More stirring challenges are found in West Pennine Moors and the epic crossing of the Bowland Fells. But even on the wildest stretches, you're never too far from a welcoming pub and somewhere to sleep.

The Cycleway comprises two distinct loops, each around 130 miles (225km) in length, which meet at Whalley in the Ribble valley. Seasoned cycle-tourists can comfortably tackle either loop in a weekend, or do the whole thing inside a week. However, access by rail at numerous points means that less experienced cyclists can do it in shorter sections.

 

The Ribble Way

Is a 70 mile-long footpath following the River Ribble and its valley from the sea to its source. The footpath spans the counties of Lancashire and North Yorkshire and is divided into 7 sections each approximately 10 miles long. Four sections lie within Lancashire following the rivers middle and lower reaches.

The Ribble Way begins at Longton on the salt marshes of the estuary and passes through the flat environment to the west of Preston and into the lush fertile plains between Preston and Clitheroe. The footpath then encounters the higher ground towards the county border and continues to the source of the River Ribble on the Yorkshire fells.

The official start of the walk is The Dolphin Inn, Longton, Preston and the end is Gavel Gap high on the North Yorkshire Moors.

 

The Roman Fort

Bremetenacum Veteranorum, the Roman name for what is now Ribchester. The fort was established late in the first century AD., as the Romans continued their march through England, taking land as they went. The fort was located at a junction where the River Ribble and the Roman roads converged, which made protected this strategically important area. Originally a garrison of 500 auxiliary cavalry troops were stationed there. The roman bathhouse in the centre of the village has been excavated and is open to visitors.

Location : Greenside, Ribchester.
Open : Each day 09.00 - dusk

The Roman Fort
 
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