Ribble Way
69 mile walk following the River Ribble from sea to source

The Ribble Way is a long distance walk of 69 miles, from Longton at the mouth of the Ribble, to Gravel Gap, north of Gearstones, near Ribblehead – its source.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Longton to Preston (6.2m)
Day 2: Preston to Ribchester (11.9m)
Day 3: Ribchester to Clitheroe (11.2m)
Day 4: Clitheroe to Gisburn (9.5m)
Day 5: Gisburn to Settle (12m)
Day 6: Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale (7.6m)
Day 7: Horton to Ribblehead Station (7.2m)

 

£900 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£790 per person (based on two sharing)
£755 per person (based on group of 3)
£740 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Longton to Hurst Green (22.2m)
Day 2: Hurst Green to Gisburn (17.8m)
Day 3: Gisburn to Settle (12.1m)
Day 4: Settle to Ribblehead Station (14.8m)

 

£590 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£510 per person (based on two sharing)
£485 per person (based on group of 3)
£470 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Longton to Ribchester (19.9m)
Day 2: Ribchester to Chatburn (14.9m)
Day 3: Chatburn to Long Preston (14.9m)
Day 4: Long Preston to Horton in Ribblesdale (14.6m)
Day 5: Horton to Ribblehead Station (7.2m)

 

£700 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£605 per person (based on two sharing)
£575 per person (based on group of 3)
£560 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Longton to Preston (8.3m)
Day 2: Preston to Ribchester (12m)
Day 3: Ribchester to Clitheroe (11.9m)
Day 4: Clitheroe to Gisburn (10m)
Day 5: Gisburn to Settle (12.1m)
Day 6: Settle to Ribblehead Station (14.8m)

 

£790 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£690 per person (based on two sharing)
£660 per person (based on group of 3)
£645 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Longton to Preston (8.3m)
Day 2: Preston to Ribchester (12m)
Day 3: Ribchester to Great Mitton (7.6m)
Day 4: Great Mitton to Stirk House (nr Gisburn) (11.6m)
Day 5: Stirk House to Long Preston (9.8m)
Day 6: Long Preston to Settle (7m)
Day 7: Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale (7.6m)
Day 8: Horton to Ribblehead Station (7.2m)

 

£995 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£875 per person (based on two sharing)
£835 per person (based on group of 3)
£830 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£225 per person (single)
£115 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£9 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£165 per person (single)
£85 per person (based on two people)
£60 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£190 per person (single)
£95 per person (based on two people)
£65 per person (based on group of 3)
£50 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£200 per person (single)
£100 per person (based on two people)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£9 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£240 per person (single)
£120 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£9 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £60.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Walk Information
The Ribble Way is a long distance walk of around 69 miles, between the Lancashire coast and the Yorkshire Dales National Park largely following the course of the River Ribble. Beginning at Longton, at the mouth of the Ribble, the route ends at Gravel Gap, north of Gearstones, near Ribblehead – its source. The route passes through a variety of landscapes including tidal marsh, open moorland and limestone gorges. Leaving the Ribble estuary, the route runs through Preston and on to the historic town of Clitheroe. Next it heads up into the Pennines to reach its source on remote Cam Fell.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL41 - Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale
286 - Blackpool & Preston
287 - West Pennine Moors

Guide Books
"The Ribble Way" by Dennis & Jan Kelsall - Published by Cicerone but now out of print

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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