The Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley, which overlap in parts, have dozens of lovely villages and places all worth seeing, walking or driving to. Cobden View looks out to Pendle Hill, famous as the home of Lancashire Witches and you can see the everchanging colours of the Hill that stands proud and alone between the fells of the Trough of Bowland and the Pennine foothills to the east. Just set off walking on one of the footpaths on the farm and see for yourselves.Buses stop at the bottom of our farm road that leads up to Cobden View at Cobden Farm. Buses link up at Whalley, Burnley or the Clitheroe Interchange which serves also the train station. Just a few of the places to visit are: Ribchester with its Roman museum, where you can walk along the River Ribble, cafes and popular play area for children; Whalley with its Abbey, independent shops and restaurants; Clitheroe with its visitor centre and castle keep, independent shops, twice weekly market, busy music and entertainment venue The Grand, a riverside play area at Edisford Bridge throngs with children on finer days.Downham, an unspoiled village, has been the setting for film and TV programmes.Chatburn has the long established Hudsons Ice Cream shop.Dunsop Bridge, the centre of Great Britain and part of the Queens Duchy of Lancaster estate, has Puddleducks cafe and some gorgeous riverside walks.Slaidburn, again with riverside walks, is steeped in history.Cobblehey Gardens and cafe.The Wildboar Park is a great day out if you have children.Barley at the foot of Pendle Hills Big End has some good walks - including the challenge of climbing the stone steps to the top of the hill.Skipton is a lovely market town too, with a three-times weekly market set out on the main street and with a castle, ever popular with visitors. The Leeds Liverpool canal winds through the town, with canal boats offering day trips.If youre feeling active, try the mountain bike rides or walks through Gisburn Forest; visit Stocks Reservoir where a village lies under the water - seen only when the water is low; Beacon Fell Country Park with a lovely visitor centre is not far away. Head for the Trough of Bowland - our own version of Glencoe landscape - to Lancaster, Garstang, Chipping. Unbeatable. Or just aim for Jubilee Tower which has panoramic views across Morecambe Bay.The country lanes and mass of public footpaths crisscross the whole area. Walks from the door at Cobden View can take you anywhere you want. There are fishing lakes and the Leeds Liverpool canal not far away, at least five golf courses, swimming pools and riding stables. If you enjoy shopping, a visit to Boundary Mill at the end of the M65 at Colne is a must. It will keep you there all day.Barden Mill, another shopping outlet, is at Pendle Village off Junction 12 of the M65.