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The Queen has twice visited the tiny village of Dunsop Bridge, Ribble Valley, the exact geographic centre of Great Britain, and you can hardly blame her when you look around this picturesque village in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. Fell walking is one of the most popular pastimes for visitors and Dunsop Bridge is a perfect place to start, rest or finish your walk. It sits at the confluence of two rivers, the Dunsop and the Hodder and the bridge that gives the village its name is a popular place to feed the families of ducks that live nearby. In fact, Puddleducks Post Office and Tea Rooms sells more duck food than anything else!
See the exact central point of Great Britain as ordained by Ordnance Survey on a gentle walk to an area of peat bog on land owned by Brennand Farm four miles north west of Dunsop Bridge. With an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast in Dunsop Bridge, you might want to explore nearby landmarks that are also popular with hikers including a rocky outcrop known as Whitendale Hanging Stones and Middle Knoll, a dome-shaped hill a mile or so away. Visitors looking for a gentle stroll won’t be disappointed either. Various circular walks abound, to nearby Newton and Whitewell where you can experience AA Rosette food at the Inn at Whitewell.
Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre
- 01200 425566