Whalley Abbey and the River Calder
Visit the fascinating remains of this former Cistercian abbey and enjoy a waterside stroll along the Calder River on this lovely circular walk in the Lancashie village of Whalley.
As well as the atmospheric ruins there are delightful grounds and gardens to enjoy. There is also a fine 14th century gatehouse in excellent condition.
The abbey is located by the River Calder so you can extend your walk by heading along the water to the nearby Spring Wood which used to be owned by the abbey monks. Here you will find a splendid nature trail, ancient woodland, ponds, bluebells and wildflowers.
Just to the west you will find the interesting village of Ribchester. There's the remains of an old Roman Fort and nice waterside trails along the River Ribble to be found here.
The town of Clitheroe is just to the north. The splendid castle and grounds are well worth a visit.
If you are coming by train then the abbey is just a short walk from Whalley Railway Station.
PostcodeBB7 9SS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For a longer circular walk in the area try the Whalley Nab Walk. This heads south to visit the nearby hill before exploring the surrounding countryside and the Spring Wood Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Ribble Valley Walks and Lancashire Walks pages.