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3 Reasons why the Ribble Valley is the happiest in the UK…

01/04/2022
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If you’re familiar with the Ribble Valley already, you’ll know that it’s a beautiful and relaxing area to both live and visit, but did you know that it’s also officially the happiest place in the whole country?

That’s according to recent research released by the Office for National Statistics which asked local residents to rate how happy they felt on average, with residents rating the area 8.3 out of 10, compared to 7.56 for the UK on average!

NATURAL BEAUTY

It goes without saying that the Ribble Valley is a beautiful place to live, which is no doubt a large part of what makes the people here so happy.

The area is sometimes referred to as the ‘Cotswolds of the North’ and even England’s answer to Tuscany thanks to its unspoilt beauty, picturesque villages and quaint countryside.

From swathes of heather moorland and fells to bogs, valleys and rivers, the landscape is truly one of the most beautiful in the UK.

Around half of the Forest of Bowland falls within the Ribble Valley’s boundaries, as does Pendle Hill, which you may know from the notorious story of the Pendle witches (but don’t let that put you off!) and you can even see out to the Fylde coast on a clear day.

PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

For a relatively rural area, there’s a great foodie scene to enjoy in the Ribble Valley as well as some wonderful places to sit down and enjoy a drink or two, whether that’s a nice cup of coffee or something a little stronger.

There’s a huge selection of award-winning eateries and pubs in the area!

GOOD LINKS TO NEARBY AREAS

While the area itself has plenty going on, it’s also very well situated to visit the surrounding areas too.

The mill towns of Burnley and Nelson are just half an hour or so away, while Blackburn and Preston aren’t much further afield, and you can also catch the train to Manchester in just over an hour too if you wish.

It all means that you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of village life, without feeling like you’re a million miles from civilisation.

One of the best things about the Ribble Valley is the people. The locals here are all warm, friendly and down to earth, with a real community spirit that will ensure that you and your friends and family are made to feel at home during your time here.

The pace of life in Ribble Valley is much more relaxed than city life, which is surely a big contributor to the happiness of the locals.

In addition, Ribble Valley is also an exceptionally safe place to come and visit, with a lower crime rate than the rest of the county as a whole.

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