Ribble Valley is a borough within Lancashire. The mostly rural borough encompasses an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a population of around 60,000 people. The largest town in the area is Clitheroe, with other major towns and villages including Whalley, Longridge and Ribchester.
At Wain Homes, we have several new homes for sale in Ribble Valley across our new build developments in the area.
11 schools rated as either “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Ribble Valley
Much of the area is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Ribble Valley is home to one Michelin star restaurant
There are plenty of family-friendly attractions to enjoy in Ribble Valley
Great transport links to the rest of Lancashire and the North West
WHY RIBBLE VALLEY IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Packed with green open space, Ribble Valley is a wonderful place to live for those that like to get out and experience the great outdoors. In fact, with a population of just shy of 60,000 in an area that spans over 500 square kilometres, it’s the ideal location to enjoy nature. And as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are plenty of hikes and walks to explore the best of this area of Lancashire. There’s the Forest of Bowland, the Ribble River, Pendle Hill and Bowland Fells to name a few.
Families with school-age children will be pleased to know there are 11 schools in the area rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. These include Clitheroe Pendle Primary School, Gisburn Primary School, Barrow URC Primary School and Bowland High. As well as the great schools in Ribble Valley, there are plenty of family-friendly activities to keep kids entertained – from the award-winning and must-see Clitheroe Castle to Whalley Abbey and Pendle Hill with its history of witches. You’ll also find the only specialist Roman museum in Lancashire. And for those that enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled activities, Gisburn Forest is ideal for mountain biking as well as hiking.
Ribble Valley is also famed for its gastronomy. The area has one Michelin stared restaurant, Northcote, as well as its own Food Festival, held every August in Clitheroe.
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Despite being a largely rural area, Ribble Valley has fantastic transport links. The Ribble Valley train line connects Clitheroe with Manchester Victoria, via Blackburn with a direct journey time of one and a quarter hours. It’s around an hour and a quarter to drive to Manchester, an hour and a half to make the journey to Liverpool, and under an hour to reach Lancaster. With more and more people working remotely, it makes the ideal location for country living but is still close enough to bigger cities for the occasional commute.
If you want to live in Ribble Valley, you’ll find a range of new build properties for sale in Ribble Valley with Wain Homes.
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