Nestling in Pennine Lancashire, in North West England, the area offers some of England’s finest countryside as well as beautiful villages, historic mill towns and wide open spaces to explore. The mighty Pendle Hill dominates the landscape and the area is rife with tales of the associated 17th century Pendle Witches. The dramatic views are truly spectacular and the surrounding areas offer some of the most superb scenery in the UK. The famous Bronte country of Howarth and its surrounding wild moorland is just a few miles over the border in Yorkshire.
The home of Mill Shopping where big brands and designer labels are sold at knock-down prices. There are many to choose from: Boundary Mill, Pendle Village Mills, Winfield Outdoors, and Oswaldtwistle Mills are just a selection.
The villages of Barrowford and Whalley are home to some beautiful boutiques and niche-style shopping.
Home to Olympic Gold medalist Steven Burke, Pendle and the Ribble Valley offer some of the finest countryside cycling. Whether on or off road, Hills & Mills can advise and accompany you on a wide variety of cycling activities.
With quiet roads, canal tow paths and part of the Pennine Bridleway on the doorstep, it's no wonder cycling in the area is experiencing a boom. The newly completed floodlit closed-road circuit in Barrowford is a great facility in the area alongside an existing BMX track for those more adventurous cyclists!
Pendle Heritage Centre, a terrific historic house and garden, with a fine gallery attached. Towneley Hall, Park & Gardens is over 500 years old and the museum houses a variety of displays as does nearby Gawthorpe Hall, a superb Jacobean historic house. Queen Street Mill Textile Museum shows what life was life for the weavers in the historic mill town of Burnley.
Nearby Whalley is home to the ruined 14th Centuary Cistercian Abbey on the banks of the River Calder.
The Castles of Clitheroe with its 16 acres of surrounding formal gardens, and Skipton, one of Britains best preserved medieval castles in England are well worth a visit and Wycoller is home to a 16th century derelict hall thought to have been the setting for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre