Ribble Way Walking Holiday

Long Distance Trail Walks in the UK

Price from: £630 for 7 nights

Nights: Variable

Ribble Way Walking Holiday

Holiday Details

  • Roman remains and museum at Ribchester
  • Sawley Abbey
  • Ribblehead viaduct
  • Market towns of Clitheroe and Settle
  • Ribble valley

This Ribble Way walking holiday follows the 70 mile course of the lovely River Ribble and its valley from the sea near Preston in Lancashire, through the Forest of Bowland to its source on Cam Fell in North Yorkshire.

Ribble Way walking holiday - Sawley Abbey

The Ribble Way long distance trail starts at Longton on the salt marshes of the Ribble estuary and passes onto the plains between Preston and Clitheroe. From here the Ribble Way explores the higher ground towards the Lancashire border and up to the source of the River Ribble in North Yorkshire.

The Ribble Valley has a fascinating history with evidence of Roman roads, ancient abbeys, 14th century halls and numerous landmarks from the industrial revolution many of which have been incorporated into the route. It is fully waymarked with the Ribble Way logo making it easy to follow.

Ribble Way walking holiday highlights include the Roman remains and museum at Ribchester, remains of Sawley Abbey founded by the Cistercian monks in 1147, the market town of Settle and the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Byways Breaks offer a route planning, accommodation booking and luggage service on this walk – see more information


Prices shown are per person

Number of nights will vary depending on the particular Ribble Way walking holiday itinerary we work out for you. These are guide prices based on standard accommodation assuming double/twin rooms.

Byways Breaks Walking Holidays can provide the service for any number of nights and rest days can be added or omitted as required

Number of Nights Approximate price
 7 £630
10 £905
Single supp/night single walkers £20 – 50
Single supp/night if part of group £10 – 40

Discounts & Offers

Group Disounts – Discounts of 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

What's Included?

The accommodation booking and luggage service for the Ribble Way walking holiday includes –

  • Working with you to plan your route and walking holiday on the Ribble Way
  • Bookings and payments for B & B accommodation
  • Detailed directions to each of the places you stay
  • Luggage transfer
  • Details about evening meals & packed lunches
  • Advice on travel arrangements
More Information

Accommodation Booking and Luggage Service on Ribble Way

A flexible service for independent walkers wanting to use Byways Breaks walking holidays experience and knowledge of the UK and the Ribble Way, without having to book a fully ‘packaged’ walking holiday. Byways Breaks plan the stages of your Ribble Way walking holiday with you around what you want to do.

Byways Breaks walking holidays will:

• help walkers plan the Ribble Way walk around the walking distance you want to do and quality accommodation

• check availability of good quality walker friendly accommodation

• check for dog friendly accommodation (if required)

• make the accommodation bookings and payments

• arrangements for packed lunches and evening meals (in more remote areas)

• arrange for your luggage to be transferred

…allowing you to enjoy a stress free walking holiday.

Tell us how far you want to walk, whether you want a rest day, whether you want to walk the whole of the Ribble Way or part of it, and any other particular requirements you may have for your walking holiday – including walking with dogs.

Walker Friendly Accommodation

The walker friendly accommodation we choose is all different, all comfortable and offer a warm welcome for walkers. Byways Breaks know the the Ribble Way area well, and visit all the walker friendly accommodation we use. Over the years we have carefully selected a range of good quality walker accommodation, including; farmhouses, guest houses, pubs and hotels. All rooms chosen have en-suite or private bathrooms (very occasionally in more remote areas this isn’t possible).

Byways Breaks will also arrange for packed lunches or book evening meals you wish to order (you pay the B&Bs direct for these on arrival).

Maps and Books

Byways Breaks walking holidays give you detailed directions from the Ribble Way to the places you are staying. Walking maps and walking guide books trail guide books are not included in the package but are sold separately – click here to buy walking maps and books. view walking maps and books for sale

Travel Arrangements

Byways Breaks walking holidays can help with your travel arrangements, including; car parking and taxis to and from stations. We have good contacts with local companies and can obtain competitive prices for local taxis.

Luggage Transfer Only

For walkers preferring to organise their own walking holidays and making their own accommodation arrangements, Byways Breaks can arrange luggage transfer along Offas Dyke, Glyndwr’s Way, Ribble Way, Anglesey Coast Path, Pembrokeshire Coast Path, North Wales Coast Path and the Shropshire Way. Allowing you the chance to enjoy your walking holiday without the hassle of carrying or moving your luggage. For a luggage transfer price, please contact us to discuss your requirements, including; details of the number in your walking group, an idea of the overnight stops along your walking holiday and how far you want to walk each day.

Help and Support

Full support including collection from stations and emergency back up, is not included in this service, however, Byways Breaks are on the end of the phone from 8.30am – 6.30pm each day should you have any problems with your accommodation bookings or luggage transfer during your walking holiday. We will also always try to help wherever we can with any other queries or problems you may have.


We're more than happy to help you book your ideal holiday. Get in touch by calling on (+44) 0151 722 8050, or contact us by email, by enquiring below.

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