Ghost tours take in Ribble Valley’s haunted pubs

Haunted Inn: One of the stop-off points of Simon Entwistle's Ribble Valley tour, The Lower Buck Inn, Waddington. (s)
Haunted Inn: One of the stop-off points of Simon Entwistle's Ribble Valley tour, The Lower Buck Inn, Waddington. (s)

Clitheroe’s own ghost hunter, Simon Entwistle, has devised a tour of historic inns of the Ribble Valley which will showcase the historic buildings and tell the stories and folklore relating to the inhabitants over the years.

The tours will start out from the Swan and Royal Hotel in the centre of Clitheroe, before heading on to the De Lacy Arms in Whalley, The Punch Bowl in Hurst Green, The Sun Inn in Chipping and The Hark to Bounty in Slaidburn, before heading back over the fell to Waddington and the Lower Buck Inn.

Simon said: “We aim to offer participants of the tours the chance to enjoy each stop off point, taking in some of the stories and legends about each of the historic inns, whilst also giving them the opportunity to enjoy the splendour and beauty of the Ribble Valley. The tour is ideal for people outside of the immediate area as they can arrive by train and leave the car behind for the day.”

Lasting approximately five hours each, the tours commence on Saturday, March 17th and run on various Saturdays through until Saturday, July 21st. Private bookings can be made by prior arrangement and will run throughout the year. Tickets are priced at £20 per person and include coach travel. A Lancashire Hot Pot lunch is available on request from the Sun Inn, Chipping. For more details, contact Simon Entwistle on 01200 426821 or visit www.tophattours.co.uk