Chipping is one of the larger settlements in the Forest of Bowland with a population of around 1000 people. It sits between Longridge and the southwestern Bowland Fells – Parlick Fell and Wolf Fell. There’s a decent sized car park and toilets, making it an ideal place to start exploring The Forest of Bowland.

Chipping is an attractive village with lots going on. It has previously won Britain in Bloom and also received a Silver Award 2012. There is an annual steam fair held each summer – which is continuing to grow in popularity.

Chipping is believed to have the oldest shop in the country which is sadly up for sale at the moment [June 2013]. It was called Chippenden in the Doomsday Book, which is believed to mean Markeplace.

Nearby there’s the popular beauty spot Beacon Fell Country Park which has a café and nature trail. There is also Brock Bottom / Brock Mill – another popular place for picnics and short walks.

There’s a decent cafe The Cobbled Corner and a nice pub The Sun Inn.


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