Our Location

A Home from Home

Moorland School is located in the Heart of the Ribble Valley, which is a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A timeless landscape of forests, rivers, attractive market towns and villages and stunning countryside, the Ribble Valley was said to provide JRR Tolkien’s inspiration for Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings and includes a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the magnificent form of the Trough of Bowland.

Indeed, the Queen herself was quoted as saying she would like to retire to the Ribble Valley, a place full of folklore, culture and stunning natural habitats.

Moorland School is located on the edge of the historic town of Clitheroe, best known for its 12th century Norman Castle Keep. It is within easy reach of Dunsop Bridge, officially declared the centre of the British Isles; the Forest of Bowland, offering some of the finest walking in the North West; and Pendle Hill. Clitheroe only has a small population of approximately 15,000 people, and therefore is much safer than those schools with a city location.

In Clitheroe itself you will find a special selection of independent food stores, designer boutiques, wine merchants and other attractive shops as well as a contemporary craft gallery and museum.

It is a perfect fragment of rural England where our pupils can freely learn, live and explore, and where you as parents can enjoy visiting.

Please note: That for those parents who are not from the United Kingdom and who therefore maybe unfamiliar with the location of cities, that Clitheroe has it’s own train station, which is just thirty minutes from Preston City Centre. Manchester City Centre is just 30 minutes via train from Preston, and London from Preston by rail is just 1 hour and 50 minutes.