A timeless landscape of forests, rivers, attractive market towns and villages and stunning countryside, the Ribble Valley was JRR Tolkein's inspiration for Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings and includes a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the magnificent form of the Trough of Bowland. Indeed, the Queen herself was quoted as saying she would like to retire to the Ribble Valley, a place full of folklore, culture and stunning natural habitats.
Moorland School is located on the edge of the historic town of Clitheroe, best known for its 12th century Norman castle. It is within easy reach of Dunsop Bridge, officially declared the centre of the British Isles; the Forest of Bowland, offering some of the finest walking in the North West; and Pendle Hill, the areas most evocative landmark with its history of Lancashire witches. In Clitheroe itself you will find a special selection of independent food stores, designer boutiques, wine merchants and other attractive shops as well as a contemporary craft gallery and museum. It is a perfect fragment of rural England where our pupils can freely learn, live and explore, and where their parents can enjoy visiting.
Clitheroe has its own railway station, linked to Preston and Manchester. The M6 and M65 motorways are only 20 minutes drive away, Manchester Airport is 1 hour away.
Ribblesdale Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England BB7 2JA