Walking in the Ribble Valley

Stepping Out

The Stepping Out programme offers a variety of guided walks through the week and aims to cater for different abilities.

Walks are free, there is no need to book (just turn up on the day).

If it is the first time you have walked with us you will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire.

Our walks are to help you improve your health, you are encouraged to walk at your own pace but also at a pace that makes your heart beat a little faster and your breathing a little quicker.

All walks are supported by at least two volunteer walk leaders who are trained in first aid.

We meet at various locations in the Ribble Valley, individual walks and locations can be viewed in the Events calendar.

Walk programme
Day Walk Description
Sunday Health Walk 2pm

Moderate pace. Up to 90 minutes.

The walks from Whalley Bus Station will start at 1.30 due to bus timetables

Monday Stepping Out 1.30pm

Moderate pace 3.5 - 4.5 miles (1.5-2 hours)

Off road walking, some stiles and gradients. If you are unsure of your fitness level we recommend you attend one of the more gentle walks first.

Tuesday

Health Walk 10am

Moderate pace 2.5 - 3.5 miles (1.5 hours)

In and around Longridge covering stiles, steps and gradual gradients

Stop and Stare 10.30am

Moderate pace 5-8 miles (4 hours)

Mainly off road involving stiles and gradients.

Bring a packed lunch or refreshments for the planned stop.

Brew and Chatter 2pm Easy walks followed by tea and a chat.
Thursday

Tea Cup Trail 10am

Short walks followed by refreshments and a chat.
Blast Off 12.30pm

45 minute walk.

Meet at Council Offices Car Park BB7 2RA

Stepping Out 1.30pm

Moderate pace 5-7 miles (2-3 hours)

Off road walking with stiles and gradients.

Health Walk 1.30pm

Easy pace 60 minutes.

Meet at the Platform Gallery BB7 2JT. Ideal for first timers.

Friday Health Walk 1.30pm

Moderate pace 2.5 - 3.5 miles (1.5 hours)

Off road walking with stiles, steps and gradients.

Dogs are welcome

We welcome responsible dog owners on the walks. Our priority will always be walkers so we ask dog owners to follow these rules:

  • Dog owners take their dogs on the Health Walks at their own risk
  • Clean up after your dog
  • Dogs must be kept under control at all times
  • Dogs are the responsibility of their owners and should be covered by their own insurance.

Walk information

  • Wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather conditions
  • Bring any medication you might need with you
  • If you are diabetic bring a sugary drink
  • Bring Water
  • Register for the walk at the start point
  • The walks may be muddy - please wear suitable footwear.
  • Walk leaders reserve the right to refuse to take people who have unsutable footware or clothing, or who would not be able to keep up with the pace or length of the walk.
  • Follow instructions given by the walk leader and do not walk ahead of the leader.
  • No smoking on the walks

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.

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