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.

Do join in…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year… We hope it is Shiny & Bright for all! We have to apologise for being so shockingly ...

Posted on 17th Jan, 2017 by Shiv Howell |

Hygge

Hygge Candles & Gifts at Melt (pronounced Hoo-guh or Hoo-ga) – Yep! We had to google it too! When a ...

Posted on 8th Jul, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

It felt like Spring was never going to come…

The hedgerows on Twitter Lane remained tight lipped and dark – and it was cold, cold, cold! The rain came ...

Posted on 10th Jun, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

Scents of the Season: Spring

Spring – longer day & lighter nights… The dawn chorus heralds the start of Spring and your ears recognise the ...

Posted on 7th Apr, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

10 places to visit this Easter Weekend

The Ribble Valley, whilst regarded by many as a sleepy, rural part of the North West, is packed with a whole ...

Posted on 24th Mar, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

Visitors to Twitter Lane!

It’s been an eventful week in many ways. Twitter Lane is starting to live up to her name & the ...

Posted on 4th Mar, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

Our charity support for 2016

Here at melt we have always been keen to support campaigns that are close to our hearts and we are ...

Posted on 6th Feb, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

A New Year….a new start….and a new web site to boot!

To say that we are excited about our new site is an understatement. It has been months in the planning ...

Posted on 6th Jan, 2016 by Shiv Howell |

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