Shopping and Local Food
Chipping Village - 5 miles
Newsagents and crafts, Butchers, antiques shop and a cafe. For lunchtime and evening dining there is also a choice of two public houses.
Longridge - 8 miles
Supermarket and a good range of food and other shops also Banks, Post Office and Doctors.
Garstang - 8 miles
Our local town is Garstang is a historic market town. It has a population of about five thousand. In 2000 the people of Garstang voted virtually unanimously for Garstang to become the world's first Fairtrade Town.
Garstang is also the cheese making centre of Lancashire
If you need larger stores or are just missing the bright lights then Lancaster and Preston are within easy driving distance.
In the Forest of Bowland there is a growing number of local producers committed to producing fine food of the highest quality so a visit to the Forest of Bowland can also be a feast for your taste buds.
Forest of Bowland Local Food Producers
The Ribble Valley Food Trail (PDF 3.0mb)
Forest of Bowland Local Food Directory (PDF 6.8mb)
Little Town Dairy web site
Specialises in premium products made from the milk of their RSPCA accredited herd. The farm shop also sells freshly baked bread, cakes and pies, a wide range of jams, preserves and local honey, as well as chutneys, pickles and sauces. Logs, kindling and locally produced charcoal are also available.
Leagram Organic Dairy web site
This little dairy takes us back to the first place Lancashire cheese was made commercially. Products range from native Lancashire to a mild cheddar, a buttery Double Gloucester, a smooth Red Leicester and finally a creamy, unique sheep’s cheese, using local sheep’s milk from a nearby farm.
Priory Restaurant Scorton web site
The Derby, Thornley
New Drop, Ribchester web site
Gibbon Bridge, Chipping web site
Old Holly Farm visitor centre web site
Bowland Wildboar Park web site
Plant Nurseries and Gardens
Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens web site
Holden Clough Plant Nursery web site
Oak Nurseries, Pudding Pie Nook La, Goosnargh
Arts and Crafts
Chipping Shop and Gallery web site