Hilltop Farm glamping offer shepherd’s hut accommodation and guests can take advantage of the extensive walking and bird spotting opportunities in this area. Mellor is a village between Marple Bridge and New Mills extends from the start of the old turnpike road at the boundary of Marple Bridge to the current county boundary with Derbyshire. There are three pubs in the village.
Grounds and nearby
Nearby there are designated footpaths giving access to the Peak District, 4 Local pubs within walking distance, local bus service, local village 2 miles away with shops, cafes, restaurants and post office. Local Riding stables, Local Golf Course, National Trust Properties, Local train station with direct line to central Manchester.
A significant part of Ribble Valley countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the River Ribble to the Bowland Fells, the area is the perfect destination for immersing oneself in stunning scenery and engaging in adventurous outdoor activities.
Also known as the food capital of the North, Ribble Valley offers an array of gastronomic experiences, from Michelin-star dining to family-friendly eateries.
Another feature of Ribble Valley that makes it so unforgettable is its heritage. Sites such as the 14th century Whalley Abbey, the Ribchester Roman Museum and the medieval Clitheroe Castle form part of the locality’s backdrop. What’s more, the breathtaking Stonyhurst College served as a source of inspiration for the prolific author JRR Tolkien. In addition to its history, Ribble Valley also plays host to annual cultural, music, art and food events including the ever-growing Clitheroe Food Festival.
The Forest of Bowland has the most stunning valleys. Take this opportunity to learn more about the international importance of the area for birds of prey and the rare upland habitat they call home during the spring and summer. Birds to look out for include the ring ouzel, a regular breeder in the valley, our smallest bird of prey the merlin and, if you’re lucky, you may be rewarded with a sighting of England’s rarest bird of prey, and emblem of the AONB, the hen harrier.