Friday 9th of September 2016
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Situated in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, Mellor is a reasonably large sized village with a population of 2,262 at the 2011 census. It is home to a Roman signalling station and a now-disused Royal Observers Corps Nuclear Blast and Fallout monitoring station which are worth a visit.
There are three disused quarries in Mellor and what remains of an eel farm which was destroyed by fire in the 1990s.
Mellor has three public houses and a hotel so is an ideal location for a short break away.
Mellor is linked to Mellor Brook, another small village in the area. Mellor Brook has its own art gallery which is an attraction to the area.
So for a short break in the hotel at Mellor the area of Mellor and Mellor Brook is well worth a visit.
If you need help getting there why not hire a car from Easirent Car and Van hire in Blackburn.
Hoddlesdon is a small village situated in the borough of Blackburn with Darwen in Lancashire. The village is rich with industrial history particularly in coal and weaving, having its own railway line which served the village until 1950 solely for the transportation of goods.
To the east of the village lies Haslingden Grane, a part of the West Pennine Moors, which is the glaciated upper portion of the valley of the River Ogden. Before the construction of the area’s three reservoirs in the 19th century, Haslingden Grane was the centre of an illegal whisky distilling industry.
Overlooked by Oswaldtwistle Moor to the north and Musbury Heights to the south, the picturesque moorland scenery makes it a popular place for walking, particularly through Fairy Glen, which has an information centre and a café at Clough Head.
So for all walking aficionados this area of Hoddlesdon will provide you with an enjoyable experience. So why not hire a car, or a minibus if there is a lot of you, from Easirent Car and Van Hire in Blackburn and get walking, take in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery.
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Ribchester is an old Roman town, with evidence of Bronze Age beginnings, situated in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire and lies on the banks of the River Ribble.
The area is well known for its Roman heritage. It was the site of a Roman cavalry fort called Bremetennacum, which was oriinally built in AD72/73 by the 20th legion. The Roman history of the village can all be further discovered in the Roman Museum situated within Ribchester found near St Wilfrid’s Church.
The town’s later history was dominated by cotton weaving, firstly in the form of hand-loom weaving and later by two mills at the boom of the Industrial Era.
The village of Ribchester has two annual event days. The first of these is the village’s ‘Field Day’ which takes place on the third weekend in June. The day consists of a parade of decorated floats through the village to the, led by the local brass band. The parade finishes at the playing fields at the side of the village where marques and stalls provide entertainment for the villagers and visitors. Street parties then take place throughout the village shutting off many off the streets so the villagers and visitors can enjoy the festivities.
The second annual event which takes place in Ribchester is the ‘May Day Market’ which takes place on the last Monday in May. The village clubs, churches and charitable organisations set up and manage stalls as a means of raising funds for their activities through the year.
The village is also popular with walking enthusiasts. With links to well-known walks such as the Tolkein Trail, which takes you around Stoneyhurst College where J R Tolkein was inspired by the local scenery and wrote his famous ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.
So whether you are a walker, a history enthusiast or wanting a family day out then Ribchester has everything you need to enjoy either of these activities.
So why not call Easirent Car and van Hire in Blackburn and hire one of our cars or minibuses if there is a few of you and visit this fantastic and picturesque location.
If you are moving to the area, at Easirent Car and Van Hire in Blackburn we have vans of various sizes available to hire.