Driving Tour – The Ribble Valley Loop
There's so much to explore in the Ribble Valley so we've devised a driving tour. Going by car, you can experience some of the area's finest sights, with time for stop offs to explore further.
Drive the whole loop which starts and ends at Northcote, or choose one or more stages. Whalley Village with its Abbey and independent shops is a must, and the market town of Clitheroe with its imposing castle is worth a visit. A little further afield is Slaidburn which offers walks along the River Hodder. Whitewell is the destination to reach the exact centre of the United Kingdom, Dunsop Bridge. Or head to Great Mitton, passing the historic Browsholme Hall with its impressive gardens. Hurst Green is the home of Stonyhurst College, famed for its links to JRR Tolkien and the location where the author wrote some of his greatest works.
Following our sat nav codes and directions, you can see the best of the Ribble Valley, whether your time here is short or long.