Chipping is a village of warm welcomes, beautiful contrasts and wonderful culture. Whether you’re breathing in the country air, exploring cosy inns, cafes and parks, getting a taste for fine foods and the great outdoors, discovering contemporary arts, traditional crafts and artisan trades or simply enjoying being part of a thriving rural community, this is, quite simply, a beautiful place to be. Discover Chipping your way, today with our local area guide.
Loved by many, including Bradley Wiggins, The Cobbled Corner Cafe offers a delicious range of homemade treats for any occasion. From tranquil afternoon tea to fresh coffee, pies, cakes and more, this cafe serves something to satisfy cyclists, ramblers and locals alike. With a fantastic range of books and games to entertain you plus free Wi-Fi, this beloved cafe is a refreshing one stop relaxation shop – the perfect place to refresh and refuel after enjoying all the Forest of Bowland has to offer.
Home to a Strava club, the Cobbled Corner Cafe allows you to join over 46,000 members sharing their love and passions for all things cycling… And cake! Visit Website: http://cobbled-corner.co.uk
Home to the Procter family since the 1930s, Procter’s Cheese is very much a part of the delicious heritage of Chipping. Now headed by Tim Procter, the family applies four generations of cheese-making expertise to its celebrated range of cheeseboard favourites. Besides making Blue Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Continental Cheese, Devon Cream and many more, the company also supplies all kinds of English and Continental cheeses to hotels, trade outlets and delicatessens.
Calling all cheese lovers – their cheese celebration cakes are perfect for birthdays or any special occasion. Many happy returns to the cheeseboard! Visit Website: www.procterscheeses.co.uk/
Ran by a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers Chipping Steam Fair dates back to 1997 when it was originally put on to fundraise for a replacement village hall. Today, all proceeds from Chipping Steam Fair go to local good causes and charities. Split over 3 days, this year’s family fun packed event takes place on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May. Promising delicious food, live music and entertainment, whilst celebrating the joy of steam traction engines, military vehicles, cars, motorcycles and more, there is something for all to enjoy.
Get the date in the diary, this event is one not to miss! Visit Website: http://www.chippingsteamfair.com
This popular attraction reopens in Spring 2019. Located at the heart of the beautiful Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bowland Wild Boar Park makes the perfect family day out. A family favourite since 1999, it offers a whole range of activities from petting and feeding animals to tractor rides and woodland river walks. It’s also the perfect place for children to learn about conservation, animal welfare and safety in the countryside.
Why not extend your stay a little longer? Explore the full beauty of the countryside by staying overnight in a camping pod; it’s a wonderful family experience and the perfect way to see this picturesque park. Visit Website: https://www.wildboarpark.co.uk
Originally formed in 1950 as The Blackpool and Fylde Gliding Club at Blackpool Airport, Bowland Forest Gliding Club promises soaring fun. Gliding is the ultimate free-flying adventure sport; an exhilarating experience for people of all ages, physical abilities and backgrounds. The Club caters for all levels, whether you’re an experienced glider training to be a fully-qualified pilot or simply seeking an unforgettable one-off glide. Its Junior Gliding Centre is also the perfect way to get your young ones involved in this wonderful sport.
BFGC Air Experience Vouchers make a brilliant gift for any adrenaline junkie! Visit Website: http://www.bfgc.co.uk
A big hit with both players and spectators since the 1940s, Chipping Cricket Club is a much-loved part of the village’s rich heritage. Today, it’s home to two senior teams who enjoy playing their cricket right in the heart of the village. Members of this highly regarded club ensure that is well maintained and equipped, greeting touring parties, staging friendly village matches and welcoming new players of all ages and abilities.
Whether you’re playing or watching, this is the perfect way to enjoy long, leisurely sporting afternoons and really feel part of the local community. Visit Website: http://chipping.play-cricket.com
Covering over 310 square miles of Lancashire and bordering Yorkshire countryside, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides all kinds of opportunities for walking, cycling, riding, gliding and family-fun park activities. Since 1964, its aim has been to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of this picture-postcard landscape, with its wide-open spaces, rich heritage, rare wildlife and breathtaking views. Besides exploring the great outdoors, you’ll also find plenty of places where you can relax and enjoy great cuisine.
Attending one of the many events hosted by this AONB is the perfect way to make the most of the stunning countryside and discover everything this outstandingly beautiful area has to offer. Visit Website: https://forestofbowland.com
Located in the heart of Chipping village is St Mary’s R.C. Primary School, where pupils can grow, learn and fulfil their true physical, spiritual and academic potential in a warm and friendly environment. The school, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, offers Breakfast and After School Clubs. Pupils can also participate in everything from arts and crafts to singing and a multitude of sports in a safe and stimulating setting.
St Mary’s R.C. Primary School is the perfect location for families at Fellside, with our outstanding development conveniently situated just a short 5-minute walk away. No need for a school run. Just a leisurely school walk. Visit Website: http://www.st-marys-chipping.lancs.sch.uk
Founded in 1684, Brabin’s Endowed Primary School has a proud tradition of enhancing the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of its pupils. This Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ school aims to nurture pupils, encouraging them to become true individuals who will go on to make a positive contribution to society and the environment in which they live.
The Friends of Brabins Committee organises numerous fundraising events and social activities and makes a real difference to the lives of Chipping residents and the school’s pupils. Visit Website: http://www.brabins.lancsngfl.ac.uk
At the heart of Chipping village lies Chipping Village Hall, a community-owned venue offering members and residents a wide range of facilities, from a bar and main hall to a gymnasium. It’s become something of a hub for everyone to enjoy; a place where people of all ages can join in, get involved and learn new skills, with a wide variety of regular weekly activities, including a Women’s Institute! Plus, it can also be hired out for events of all sizes, so if you’re planning a wedding, concert or other social occasion, this is the perfect place.
The Multi-Use Games Area is the ideal place to get together, get sporty and get fit all year round. Visit Website: http://www.chippingvillagehall.co.uk