Why Chipping should be your next move
There are plenty of reasons why Chipping should be your next move. Our brand new Fellside development is based in the heart of Chipping, a charming, picturesque village in the Ribble Valley, within the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty. This blog breaks down everything you need to know!
Chipping is over 1,000 years old, making it older than Turkey, Portugal and Afghanistan! The historic character is reflected through its endearing streets and properties, where the oldest village shop has been serving the residents in one form or another since the 17th Century.
Located above the River Loud, Chipping has won many national awards including, a Silver Gilt Award in the Britain in Bloom Village category in 2018, winner of Britain in Bloom in 2009, and RHS Tourism and Gold achievement awards, supporting why it is so commonly referred to as the ‘perfect English village’.
Not only this, but the vibrant towns of Longridge and Clitheroe are just a stone’s throw away, and with regular bus services to Whalley and Ribchester, our Fellside development puts you within perfect reach of all the local amenities you need.
Covering 803 square kilometres and defined as ‘an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest.’ Chipping’s location within the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) promises to provide breath-taking scenery and landscapes.
Rich in heritage, the Forest of Bowland AONB has many distinct special qualities, from wild open moorland, to incredible wildlife and delicious food and drink. This unique location offers something for all the whole family to enjoy all year round.
Leisure time is another fabulous reason why Chipping should be your next move and at our Fellside development has everything on your doorstep.
Bound by countless fells, rivers and leafy country parks, the picturesque countryside of Chipping is a haven for ramblers, photographers and cyclists alike,whilst also appealing to hang gliders, who launch from the once beacon hill, Parlick Pike.
There are many cycling and walking routes in and around Chipping. The North Lancashire Bridleway is the perfect route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders ensuring you pass through all the local areas of natural picturesque beauty,stretching from Lancaster to Chipping. The Lancashire Cycleway is also close by this fantastic route is listed amongst the top 10 long distance cycle rides in Britain. And if your all out of charge, Brabins Shop and Tea Room hosts an electric charging point to recharge your electric bike.
But if you’re looking for something a little more family friendly, don’t fear (well maybe fear the wild boar a little!) the family-owned Bowland Wild Boar Park set within 65km of the Forest of Bowland is the perfect setting to enjoy all the Lancashire Countryside. From family fun activities to wild animals, farm animals and tractor rides, this unique location is a must visit spot for anyone in Chipping.
Feeling peckish after all this family fun? Chipping is home to pubs including the Tillotsons Arms and the Cobbled Corner Café is much loved by all of Chipping’s residents and promises to provide delicious homemade food and scrumptious afternoon tea. Or if your feeling adventurous why not cook your favourite dish with delicious local produce sold at the Chipping Farm Shop!
End the day on a high with the dark skies over Chipping to enjoy some breath-taking star gazing. This memorizing activity is all the more special in the Forest of Bowland AONB which has been awarded the Dark Sky Discovery Sites status and is perfect for all ages.
Community is at the heart of Chipping’s heritage and a solid reason why Chipping should be your next move.
The annual Chipping Steam Fair was first held in 1997 to raise vital funds for a new village hall. Today, Chipping Steam Fair brings the community together to enjoy delicious food, live music and entertainment, whilst celebrating the joy of steam traction engines, military vehicles, cars, motorcycles and more. Plus, it is run by volunteers with generous proceeds going to help the community through local good causes and charities.
Home to two highly rated Ofsted primary schools as well as a choice of secondary schools, highly rated grammar schools and selective day/boarding schools within a 10-mile radius, children in Chipping will receive an outstanding education.
Here at Chipping Homes, we have a simple design ethos; we choose the perfect setting, then thoughtfully evolve our home designs to reflect the beauty of their surroundings. And that’s exactly what you will discover at our Fellside development of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes.
If our Fellside development sounds like the perfect setting for your family life, visit our dedicated estate agents, Dewhurst Homes Longridge, Preston, PR3 3HU in or call them on 01772 783993.