TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN THE RIBBLE VALLEY WHEN STAYING AT THE SHIPPON
Enjoy a walk to the summit of England’s most southerley fell on this wonderful walk in the Forest of Bowland.
There are fabulous views from the high point including the Fylde Coast, the Vale of Chipping, the fells of the Forest of Bowland (including Parlick, Fair Snape Fell and Beacon Fell), the Yorkshire Dales and on a clear day the Lake District fells.
The Bee Centre Samlesbury
This is a popular attraction for a lot of our visitors . Its approx 4 miles away . Its an interactive and informative experience. For more information please click https://www.thebeecentre.org/samlesbury-bee-centre .
Also please check out trip advisor https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g658249-d11800164-Reviews-The_Bee_Centre-Samlesbury_Lancashire_England.html.
Do 2 in one visit here and then do the bee centre, an historic house in Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, six miles (10 km) east of Preston. It was built in 1325 by Gilbert de Southworth (b. 1270), and was the primary home of the Southworth family until the early 17th century. Free entry to this beautiful Tudor mansion is just a small part of the package here. The place is beautifully maintained from the gardens to the gift shop.https://www.samlesburyhall.co.uk/
Beacon Fell Country Park.
Beacon Fell is one of the oldest country parks in the country, being designated in 1970. The Country Park consists of 110 hectares of woodland, moorland and farmland. The summit is 266 metres above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland AONB and Morecambe Bay. On a clear day it is even possible to see the Isle of Man. There is an abundance of wildlife including rabbits and hares. Roe deer are a little more elusive, but patience may well be rewarded!
Bowland Wild Boar Park
Rural wildlife park offering animal feeding, tractor rides, plays areas, riverside walks & a cafe. A lovely place for young families to visit. Children can often feed the animals subject to time of year. Also do tractor rides which the kids love.https://www.wildboarpark.co.uk/