Waddington is amongst the most attractive of the Ribble Valley villages. Picture perfect – scenes from the village appear on many postcards and magazine covers.
You will find a post office and village shop, two other pubs, two churches, a social club, a bowling green and a very well used village playing field. In fact, everything you might need to keep body and soul together.
Clitheroe’s first cotton-spinning factory was built at Low Moor in 1782 and it grew to have over 1,000 looms. The village was extensively developed in the 1820s to provide housing for the mill workers. Some of these houses remain but the mill itself was demolished in the 1960s and the Riverside housing complex now occupies the site. The weir across the river below Waddow Hall is where the water was diverted into the mill race that powered this mill at Low Moor. Waddow Hall, once the home of the mill-owning Garnett family, is now a training and activity centre run by GirlGuiding UK. At Brungerley Bridge, local farmer Eli Tucker in 1876 set up what evolved into a very popular ‘pleasure rounds’ on the riverbank. Follow the way points for this medium difficulty walk along roads, tracks and through fields, work up an appetite then head into the warmth of the Waddington Arms for a well earned bite to eat! Map download here. …Read more
The Forest of Bowland is an area of outstanding beauty, which runs mostly across north east Lancashire, with a small part located in North Yorkshire. Once described as the Switzerland of England, it makes a great place to visit for a day trip or a few days when you’re planning on getting away from it all. …Read more
This walk links the two linear settlements via field paths and passes by Eaves Hall, now a wedding venue, built by the Burton family who made their money in Lancashire cotton. The Victorian house was rebuilt between the wars and from 1941 to 1961 it was the northern office of the Brooke Bond tea company. This walk has much of historic interest including the old parish church in Waddington. The fields and woodlands passed through on this walk are a good place to spot hares and deer running across the hedged pastures. Sections of this walk can be boggy after wet weather!…Read more
This challenging 9-mile circular route heads up onto the fells above the picture postcard village of Waddington for breathtaking views of Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley. The route follows the ancient tracks of the Lancashire Witches’ Walk almost to the summit of Bradford Fell before dropping back to the village and returning via gently rolling pastureland.Read more
The Waddington Arms is an ideal base for a multitude of walks – from a gentle countryside amble to pretty riverside walks or challenging hikes up into the fells to the north of the village.Read more
Get ready to tantalise your taste buds with the new menu from the Waddington Arms.Read more