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Villages of the Ribble Valley

47 km / 29 miles

A walk through the cental sections of the Ribble Valley countryside encircling Clitheroe visiting 12 valley villages: Whalley, Mitton, Clitheroe where the outskirts are visited, Waddington, West Bradford, Grindleton, Chatburn, Sawley, and returning under Pendle Hill via Downham, Worston, Pendleton and Wiswell.

The Trevine Trail by the same author covers parts of the Ribble countryside further downstream.

The book Two Days in the Valley provides shorter walking routes for weekends in the Ribble Valley and background information on the villages and the area.


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Average Gradients; River
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SD729361 - Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Lancashire
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Villages of the Valley (Trevor Headley - 2005)
Two Days in the Valley (Trevor Headley - 2006)


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46.2 Km (28.7 miles)
756 m (2,480 ft) ascent
213 m (699 ft)  maximum height