THE FOREST OF BOWLAND

The Forest of Bowland was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1964 because the landscape was thought to be of national importance and worthy of protection. The primary purpose of this designation is to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, to keep the Forest of Bowland special.

Forest of Bowland Discovery Guide (PDF)

PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

In Gisburn village, just 2 miles away, you will find La Locanda, a popular Italian restaurant, and the Delicious Deli & Cafe Gisburn, open until 4.45pm for hot food and 6.45pm for cakes and hot drinks. Just outside Gisburn there is Stirk House, an award winning hotel and restaurant.

In addition you can choose from a great selection of fine pubs and restaurants in The Ribble Valley, Forest of Bowland, Pendle and Yorkshire. Below are a few suggestions, all of which are within a 20 minute drive from Foxhill: -

The Moorcock Inn, nr Blacko (3 miles) www.moorcockinnblacko.com

The Assheton Arms, Downham (5 miles) www.asshetonarms.com

The Buck Inn, Paythorne (5 miles) buckinnpaythorne.blogspot.co.uk/p/menu.html

The Coach & Horses, Bolton-by-Bowland (5 miles) www.coachandhorsesribblevalley.com

The Spread Eagle, Sawley (6 miles) www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk

The Calf’s Head, Worston (8 miles) www.calfshead.com

The Cross Keys, East Marton (8 miles) www.facebook.com/crosskeyseastmarton/

The 3 Millstones, West Bradford (10 miles) www.3millstones.com

The Bull at Broughton (10 miles) www.thebullatbroughton.com

Further information relating to food and drink in the local area can be found by clicking on the following links: -

Forest of Bowland Local Food Directory (PDF)

The Ribble Valley Food Trail (PDF)

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH MARKET TOWNS AND VILLAGES.

Being at the heart of England, Foxhill is surrounded by traditional English market towns and villages. All have buildings dating back hundreds of years. Our market towns and villages are full of quaint streets, small shops and traditional English Tea shops and cafes. Our market towns are noted for their friendly atmosphere with places to stroll and relax.

SKIPTON AND CLITHEROE

The Market Towns closest to us at Foxhill Barn are Clitheroe and Skipton. Both have open markets, ancient castles and churches as well as plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. The view from the top of Clitheroe castle should not be missed.

Skipton's open market is large, with a great variety of stalls and very English. Skipton also has attractive canal side walks and a wide range of shops. The medieval castle is fully roofed and probably the best preserved medieval castle in England.

Gisburn village web site

Bolton-by-Bowland (PDF)

HISTORY

SAMLESBURY HALL

Tudor timber framed hall Samlesbury Hall is a fellow GTBS member and close to Brockholes nature reserve.

CLITHEROE CASTLE

Clitheroe Castle, with its  newly refurbished museum and 12th century keep, are a must not just for the history but also for the magnificent views over Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley.

BROWSHOLME HALL

Browsholme Hall – the oldest surviving family home in Lancashire - is the ancestral home of the Parker Family, who have lived there since it was built in 1507.

GAWTHORPE HALL

For anyone interested in textiles National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall is a must.

KEIGHLEY AND WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY

Probably Britain's best loved preserved steam railway famous as a location for films such as the Railway Children and Yanks.

EMBSAY AND BOLTON ABBEY STEAM RAILWAY

The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs between Embsay Station, built in 1888 and the new award-winning Bolton Abbey Station. The 5-mile journey through the Yorkshire Dales passes Holywell Halt, a typical rural halt station. There are picnic areas at all stations.

WHITE SCAR CAVES

The longest show cave in Britain. A spectacular natural cave in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. See underground streams and waterfalls, thousands of stalactites, and the massive 200.000-year-old Battlefield Cavern. The 1 mile guided tour takes 80 minutes, with paths and lighting throughout

FISHING

Stocks Fly Fishery web site Stocks Reservoir the largest fishery in the North West of England and also a superb place to go for a walk.

Raygill Fishing Lakes web site

Forest of Bowland Fishing (PDF)

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Platform Gallery Station Rd, Clitheroe a unique market place for handmade crafts from across the UK. Holds contemporary craft exhibitions, beautiful selection of gifts in the Craft Shop. Also run workshops.

Please visit lovetoescape for a great range of holiday accommodation including Self-Catering in The Lake District .

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Local Services

Banks and cash points Gisburn, Barnoldswick and Clitheroe.

Doctors Clitheroe and Barnoldswick.

Cycle and outdoor equipment shops Clitheroe and Settle.

Public transport at Gisburn and Barnoldswick North West Timetable Finder and Journey Planner

Local taxi service available.

Local cycle hire available.

Baggage and cycle transport available.

Hodder Show
Hodder Show


Gisburn Church Fair

Peter and Janet Moorhouse
Foxhill Barn B&B
Howgill Lane
Gisburn
Clitheroe, Lancs.
BB7 4JL

Tel:  01200 415906
Fax: 01200 415906
email:
peter@foxhillbarn.co.uk

2017 Foxhill Barn Ribble Valley B&B for a Lancashire, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales
Walking, Cycling, Sightseeing, Holiday or short break.