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.
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.
Co-op Mini Market with ATM cashpoint
Madras Indian Restaurant
Jade Palace Cantonese Restaurant and take-away
Playground with sandpit
Anchor Inn historic pub (1655 – has stalactites and stalagmites in cellar!)
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.
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.
Four Elephants contemporary Indian Restaurant
Foulridge Canal Cruises including Mile Tunnel and Foulridge Wharf
Sailing club at Burwain Lake
New Inn pub
Butcher, hairdresser, Chinese takeaway, florist
Sainsbury’s, Tesco Express, Aldi, Lidl, Matalan, TK Maxx
Boundary Mill Stores
Wycoller Country Park
Colne Muni – theatre and concert venue
Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival
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
Tempest Arms gastro pub
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.
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.