Romantic Ribble Valley 2018

Romantic Ribble Valley 2018

Discover treasures and curiosities in Lancashire

Monday 21 May £389

Limited number of singles, no supplement

Additional single, supplement £75


INSURANCE £27.50  inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival.

Marton Emperor Canal Cruise.

Browsholme Hall guided tour.

Guide service on two days.


Day 1 Monday

Depart in the morning for Foxfields Hotel. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed, breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

Our guide joins us and our first visit today is to the village of Foulridge where we join the Marton Emperor for a cruise along the tranquil Leeds/Liverpool canal. This afternoon we ride to beautiful Browsholme Hall and gardens laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The Hall was built in 1512 and is the ancestral home of the Parker family to this day. We enjoy a guided tour to end the day.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

Today we have a full day guided tour of Pendle Hill Country, hearing about the infamous witches. Downham was the setting for the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind and also TV’s Born and Bred. We call at Barrowford Visitor Centre for a break before heading over Pendle Hill on our way to Clitheroe for lunch break. Magnificent Stoneyhurst College building of 1595 has stories of ex pupils J.R.R. Tolkien and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to name but two. The day continues with a drive through the Britain in Bloom village of Chipping and on into the Hodder Valley with a break at the riverside tearooms in Slaidburn before heading back to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

Begin with a ride along the Ribble Valley to Longridge and north to the City of Lancaster, with its historic castle. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we enjoy a ride through the beautiful Trough of Bowland with delightful scenery and pretty villages as we return for dinner and our final evening.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we depart for home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Revealing more of Lancashire, this 2018 tour is a fine-tuned version of an itinerary introduced last year. On two of the days a local guide will take us round such places as the Ribble Valley, the Trough of Bowland and the Pendle Hill Country and the city of Lancaster. A canal cruise is included one day and a guided visit to Browsholme Hall and Gardens on another.



The 3 star Foxfields Country Hotel and Suites is situated near the village of Billington in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Leisure Club facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are luxurious fully equipped suites, all en suite, all with interactive TV with movies, including tea & coffee making facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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