Local area – attractions & amenities

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Kelbrook has a population of just over 1,000 and borders Lancashire, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

Our lovely village offers visitors the best of both worlds. Within a few minutes’ stroll you can be surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, yet in the other direction are bustling towns and great transport links to the rest of the region.

It boasts two pubs – the Craven Heifer contemporary gastro pub right in the centre of the village and the Stone Trough Inn a 10-minute walk away.

There is the Battered Haddock chippy (where overseas visitors can sample England’s national dish of fish, chips and mushy peas), a Texaco filling station with ATM cashpoint and minimart which stocks essentials, and a children’s playpark.

Another larger playpark with football pitch, skate ramps, bowling green and free tennis courts is a 10-minute walk away in the neighbouring village of Sough.

If you fancy your hand at clay pigeon shooting the Kelbrook Lodge Shooting School is a fabulous fun day out.

And if you would like to take home a souvenir from your stay in the village then a visit to Kelbrook Pottery  or the Studio 22b art gallery at Soughbrigdge Mill might be in order.

Earby (1.5 miles north)

Post Office

Co-op Mini Market with ATM cashpoint

Madras Indian Restaurant

Jade Palace Cantonese Restaurant and take-away

Salterforth (1 mile west)

Playground with sandpit

Anchor Inn historic pub (1655 – has stalactites and stalagmites in cellar!)

Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Barnoldswick (2 miles west)

The lovely historic mill town of Barnoldswick is just up the road with a regular market plus lots of boutique shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs. The community cinema shows movies at regular intervals. It’s home to the famous Rolls-Royce aircraft engine factory and the headquarters for Silentnight beds.

The town has two supermarkets (a Co-op and an Aldi), two parks (Victory Park and Letcliffe Country Park) and two banks (Lloyds and Barclays), although opening hours are restricted.

Barlick Beach – the seaside comes to town every year for the whole of August.

West Craven Swimming Pool and Sports Centre

Bancroft Mill Museum – with its working steam engine.

Weets Hill – 1,302ft

Mario’s Italian Restaurant and take-away

Greenberfield Locks – the highest point on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

Foulridge (2 miles south)

Four Elephants contemporary Indian Restaurant

Foulridge Canal Cruises including Mile Tunnel and Foulridge Wharf

Sailing club at Burwain Lake

Cafe Cargo

New Inn pub

Butcher, hairdresser, Chinese takeaway, florist

Colne (3 miles south)

Sainsbury’s, Tesco Express, Aldi, Lidl, Matalan, TK Maxx

Boundary Mill Stores

Train station

Swimming Pool

Wycoller Country Park

Hippodrome Theatre

Colne Muni – theatre and concert venue

Prestige Go-karting

Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival

Barrowford ( 6 miles)

One of the original toll houses, dating from 1804–05, can still be seen at the junction with the road to Colne, complete with a reproduction of the table of tolls which were paid. The toll house was restored in the 1980s and is owned by the trust which operates nearby Pendle Heritage Centre

Barley (8 miles)

Pendle Hill

Thornton-in-Craven (3 miles north)

Thornton Hall Farm Park

Elslack (4 miles north)

Tempest Arms gastro pub

Skipton (8 miles north)

Photo courtesy of Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire

This historic market town is known as “The Gateway to the Dales” and is home to Skipton Castle – a 900-year-old medieval fortress.

Photo courtesy of Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire
Skipton attracts thousands of tourists every year – perhaps because it has been crowned the Best Place to Live in Britain (Sunday Times 2014)Britain’s Happiest Place (The Independent 2017), the Most Courteous Town (National Campaign for Courtesy 2016), the Best Small Outdoor Market and Best Large Speciality Market (NABMA The Voice of Markets 2017 and 2018)!

The market is located right on the High Street and is held on the cobbled “setts” on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 There is also Aireville Park and Craven Leisure Centre with facilities including a swimming pool, 14-hole pitch-and-putt course, zipwire, wheelpark (skateboard, BMX, rollerblade), playpark and multi-use games area.
Skipton is also home to all the major banks, as well as Morrison’s, Tesco, and Aldi supermarkets.

If you fancy a night out, Skipton has a variety of traditional pubs and trendy gin bars, as well as Kooky nightclub. There are three theatres – the Mart Theatre (which doubles up as the cattle market during the day!), the Little Theatre and a further venue at the Town Hall.


Embsay Steam Railway

Embsay Crag

Bolton Abbey

Hesketh Farm Park

Billy Bob’s Parlour (Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Factory) and playbarn

Historic ruins

Riverside walks



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