Life Down The Lane

We’re the first to admit that we don’t have a tough commute to work – and the walk down the lane gives us the time to appreciate the beautiful Ribble Valley and all she has to offer.

Twitter lane takes us from the village, to the farm gate, and back again. Dotted with Oak and Beech and enclosed by miles of hedgerows, it falls just inside the Forest of Bowland (AONB) and the wildlife is varied and diverse – from Deer, Badger, Hare, Buzzard and Peregrine Falcon to the much more rare and elusive Hen Harrier, there is much to see and appreciate…and you notice so much more on foot.

The changing seasons are particularly evident here and we’ve become accustomed to the rain that hugs Pendle Hill. There is an old local saying – “ If you can see Pendle Hill it’s about to rain…if you can’t, it already is” – which sums it up nicely. That said, we have an abundance of flag floored, fire lit pubs which don’t object to wet boots ( or dogs ) – and the Ribble Valley Food Trail is well documented.

In short, It is a very traditional and highly sociable area which values its roots and customs….and welcomes visitors with open arms.

We hope you enjoy our posts as we ramble through the year – and welcome your comments and own observations as we go.