Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland
On our doorstop there are many footpaths and the Pendle access area can be accessed from our farm. One of the best local walks passes through our farm. The Ribble Valley has miles of quiet lanes and footpaths. We at Angram are on a designated Quiet Lane. The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides both challenging and leisurely routs for walkers and cyclists. More adventurous cyclists can head for Gisburn Forest where there is 16 km of cycle network. Click here for walking and cycling info.
The picturesque village of Downham is just 1 mile away along a "Quiet Lane" and was the famous setting for the film - Whistle Down the Wind. More recently Downham was chosen as the setting for the BBC drama "Born and Bred". At Downham there is a small visitor centre, traditional pub, tea shop and very friendly Ducks.
Also close by is Roughlee, Newchurch in Pendle, Barley and other places associated with the Pendle witches plus Barowford with its heritage centre and arts centre recently featured on the BBC program Restoration. You can explore the Pendle witches story by following the Pendle Witches Car Trail and on the way see some of the most attractive countryside in England.
Close by are stretches of the Ribble available for fly fishing (permits can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre in Clitheroe) also not far away is Stocks Reservoir the largest fly fishery in the North West of England.
The attractive market town of Clitheroe at 2 miles away is our nearest town. It has a wide selection of shops and stores plus a market. One of the shops is the award winning Cowmans sausage shop where we get our bacon eggs and sausages. The town has a 12th Century Norman keep set on a limestone outcrop with long distance views. There is also a museum and gardens to explore.