Five things to do in Gisburn

Gisburn is a pretty little village nestled between Skipton and Clitheroe, in the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire.

It may be small, but Gisburn is full of reasons to pay it a visit. Here are just five:

1. Geocaching

There are lots of cache boxes to be found within a couple of miles of Gisburn. If you enjoy getting outdoors this is the perfect activity for young and old alike. Like a world wide treasure hunt, geocache adventures really are great fun. Even the dog will enjoy it. Visit the Geocaching.com website to see where your next geocache adventure will take you…

2. Dining at The White Bull

The beautifully refurbished White Bull Country Inn is both modern and welcoming. Resident chef Simon, a Masterchef quarter-finalist, serves the most delicious food. Visitors to The White Bull really must try his ‘Posh Sausage Roll’!

3. The scenic walks

There are many walks to be enjoyed in and around Gisburn. The Ribble Way footpath runs through the village and will take you either to Settle (12 miles) or Clitheroe (10 miles). If those numbers seem off putting, there are aeveral shoter, more manageable walks around, too. A popular one is the Egg Berry Road trail, which takes around an hour and offers some beautiful views. Gisburn also has a forest which is situated just a few miles outside of the village.

4. Sunday market

By far one of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday morning in Gisburn, the collectors market and car boot is huge and there are lots of bargains to be had from over 300 stalls. Definitely worth a look.

5. Thornton Hall Park

This isn’t strictly ‘in’ Gisburn, but it’s only a ten minute drive away. Thornton Hall Country Park is a fantastic day out for families. With farm animals, a Landrover safari, tea room and play areas there is plenty to keep everyone entertained!

Entry to Thornton Hall is very reasonably priced and families can most definitely spend an entire day there.

Have you visited the Gisburn area? What do you like most about it?

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