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The charming village of Mellor sits right in the heart of the breathtaking Ribble Valley, which is the largest district in Lancashire in terms of area. But what really sets it apart is that most of the district has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which remains largely unexplored and untouched.

Take a walk through our truly captivating part of the rural Lancashire landscape and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery, commanding fells and heather strewn moorland, which sit predominantly within the rugged Forest of Bowland. This enchanting area is the perfect backdrop for walkers, cycling, fishing and horse riding and for those of you who have a love of the literary world; you can follow in the steps of J.R.R. Tolkien on the Tolkien Trail.

The Millstone at Mellor also provides the perfect base for you to explore the two market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge. Or if you really want to get a feel for this beautiful part of the world, you can discover 44 villages set within the serene and unspoilt landscape.

One thing is for sure, wherever you choose to explore, you can be sure you’ll receive the warmest welcome from the friendliest locals. And with such wonderful scenery to inspire, it’s not surprising the Ribble Valley is home to so many writers, artists, craft workers, performers and it’s reputed that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II would love to retire here.