Ribble Way Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Ribble Way guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
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“Guidebook to the delightful Ribble Way long-distance trail which traces the full length of the Ribble valley. The route is described from the Lancashire village of Longton, near the estuary mouth, to the source of the Ribble high on Cam Fell in the Yorkshire Dales The 71 mile (113km) Way is described in seven stages, the route alternating from one side of the valley to the other, generally making use of road bridges to cross the river. Initially forcing a passage between high, rugged moorland hills the river then breaks free to wind through gentler countryside south of Settle, meandering lazily through alternating pasture and ancient woodland, where old manor houses and early 18th-century village cottages still hold sway against the pervasive tide of modernity. Beyond Preston, the river dramatically changes yet again, trained to run straight to the Irish Sea; but further to the west, a vast expanse of the salt marsh still remains and attracts huge populations of birds particularly in winter. This guidebook provides useful information for every stage, from accommodation to available facilities, as well as OS map extract and details on points of interest along the way.”
– The Ribble Way: A Northern England Trail (Cicerone)
Notes on Ribble Way Guidebooks
It appears there is only one Ribble Way guidebook available, although it is a good one. We include two other Ribble Way guidebooks (below) which are out of print, but may be available through third-party sellers.
Ribble Way Maps
We display the five maps required for the Ribble Way. They are also available in the tougher all-weather format.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online
The Ribble Way is marked by name on all the maps.