We were going to write a blog post for November about Bonfire Night events in Sawley and the Clitheroe, Gisburn & Forest of Bowland areas but as we come to post this, local events are either cancelled or in a state of hiatus.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page and we’ll keep you updated as we find the latest on these.

Instead, and given the current situation, we thought we’d highlight a few days out and activities, available around the Spread Eagle over the winter period. Many can be done as small groups, some are more suited to individuals; all can be enhanced by starting, finishing or including within them a little light refreshment… obviously.

For example, in our October post, we talked about how we welcome dogs and highlighted a few dog friendly walks in the area. If that’s you, then you can still read that article, do the walk and bring your pooch for some post perambulation pampering.

However, as the nights get longer and the days cooler, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite winter activities and some that our regular visitors like to do when they visit the Spread Eagle too.

Things to do in Sawley throughout winter

Winter is a  great time to get out and explore the best that the Ribble Valley and the surrounding area has to offer.   There are some fantastic mountain biking routes, especially around Pendle and up towards Gisburn Forest.  For road cyclists, a quick look at Strava’s heat maps shows we’re on a very popular route from Clitheroe and up the Ribble Valley.  For you lot, do feel free to pop in for tea and medals if it’s cold & wet, we’re open every day.

There are plenty of heritage sites open throughout the winter too.  We’re across the road from English Heritage’s Sawley Abbey and don’t forget that we’re also at the foot of the Forest of Bowland AONB, an excellent place to explore and enjoy some stunning wildlife in winter.

So, there you go. If you’re lucky enough to find a Halloween or Bonfire Night party near Sawley, to kick off the early part of the festive season, we’ll be here if you’d like to book a table and make night of it.

If however, the current situation precludes that, then perhaps you’ll think of us and pop in when you’re enjoying the great outdoors and the best that winter has to offer in Ribble Valley.

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