Dean Clough Reservoir - a stones throw from the studio
Dean Clough Reservoir is a mere stones throw from the studi0, a relaxing relatively easy 3.6km walk with slight slopes and muddy paths
Dean Clough Reservoir
Whalley has everything going for it and that is why it is one of the busiest little villages in Lancashire. Railway buffs can admire the huge multi-arched viaduct that spans the Calder Valley and occasionally catch sight of a steam train crossing it. History buffs can tour the ancient abbey and church and shoppers can trawl the high fashion and gift shops and enjoy the delights of the many cafes. Then, to top it off, there are fantastic wine bars and pubs. All are good reasons to start and finish a walk there. Various walks start and end in Whalley - walking boots are recommended for longer rural hikes.
River Hodder & River Ribble
The River Hodder rises in the Bowland Fells and feeds into the mighty Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn as a stream and leaves it as a river. It then meanders through some of the most beautiful countryside Lancashire has to offer as it passes through Dunsop Bridge and Whitewell.
The River Ribble rises in Yorkshire at the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. It then makes its way into Lancashire and enters into the valley that claims its name from the river, Ribblesdale. It eventually reaches and passes by the busy town of Clitheroe.
river walk 2
river walk 1
The Tolkien Trail
The Tolkien Trail
People come from all over the world to walk the famous Tolkien Trail (Hurst Green) and follow in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien himself and see how he was inspired by the beautiful landscape of Lancashire. Immerse yourself in this wonderful part of the countryside. As Tolkien himself once said, “Not all those who wander are lost”.