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.
At Kelbrook Fisheries chippy overseas visitors can sample England’s national dish of fish, chips and mushy peas, and there is also a Texaco filling station with ATM cashpoint and minimart which stocks essentials, plus 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.
This historic market town is known as “The Gateway to the Dales” and is home to Skipton Castle – a 900-year-old medieval fortress.
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), the Raven Tree Top Adventure, a playpark and multi-use games area.
Skipton is also home to all the major banks, high street chain stores, a Marks and Spencer Food store, 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.
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. 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.
It plays host to Barlick Beach, when the seaside comes to town every year for the whole of August.
Other attractions include: 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 and Greenberfield Locks – the highest point on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Attractions include: a playground with sandpit and playing field, the Anchor Inn historic pub (1655 – has stalactites and stalagmites in cellar!) and lovely walks along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Attractions include: the Four Elephants contemporary Indian Restaurant, Foulridge Canal Cruises including Mile Tunnel and Foulridge Wharf, a sailing club at Burwain Lake, Cafe Cargo, the New Inn pub and shops including a butcher, baker, hairdresser, Chinese takeaway, and beauty salon.
Amenities and attractions in this busy market town include: a Sainsbury’s, Tesco Express, Aldi, Lidl, Matalan, TK Maxx, Boundary Mill Storesfactory outlet, a train station, Swimming Pool, Wycoller Country Park, Hippodrome Theatre, Colne Muni – theatre and concert venue, Prestige Go-karting and Earnies Roller Rink for rollerskaters.
The town also hosts the annual Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival
This small town has a lovely park, plus lots of boutique shops, cafes and pubs. 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
This is the closest village for walking up the spectacular Pendle Hill (1,827ft), famed for its witches. There are several pubs in the village.
Home to animal petting at Thornton Hall Farm Park.
Has the lovely Tempest Arms gastro pub.
Home to Embsay Steam Railway, Embsay Crag and reservoir.
A lovely place for a day out, with specacular historic ruins, lovely riverside walks, animal petting at Hesketh Farm Park and lots more for children at Billy Bob’s Parlour (Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Factory) and playbarn.