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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Walking in the Ribble Valley

Walking in the Ribble Valley


The Ribble Valley has some of the UK's most breathtaking scenery and is a 'honeypot' for walkers and ramblers. The Ribble Valley has 81 kilometres of footpaths and bridleways that includes parts of the Forest of Bowland an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB).

Visit Ribble Valley

There are several walks and lots of tourist information on the Ribble Valley's tourism website, www.visitribblevalley.co.uk. Here you will find lots of ideas on things to do in the area, including many enjoyable walks.

See the Visit Ribble Valley Walking section.

Stepping Out

Ribble Valley Borough Council's 'Stepping Out Walks' provides health walks in a rural setting.

The 'Stepping Out' walk scheme provides five walks a week, led by trained volunteers whose local knowledge provides varied and interesting countryside routes. The walks are graded in length from gentle 1 mile walks to 7 mile long 'Treks and Trails'. Stepping Out Organised walks can have a positive health impact on individuals by providing an opportunity to socialise and a distraction from everyday stresses.