Explore the Estate Grounds at Stirk House


At Stirk House, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by our own 22 acre patch of glorious Lancashire countryside; we appreciate our environment and try to use it as inspiration in everything we do, from creating dishes with foraged ingredients to planting over 5,000 indigenous trees and wild flowers. We encourage our guests and visitors to explore the grounds in whichever way they please, whether that means enjoying lunch on the patio or adventuring through the woods.

Your Visit

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Little Explorers!

With lots of animals, habitats and a wonderland of different plants, there’s many discoveries for little explorers to make on the Stirk House nature trail! Download the children’s activity sheet & woodland word-search before your visit and see how many you can find.

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Your FREE Visitor Guide

With 22 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside to explore, we have many scenic routes around the estate for you to take whether it be a gentle stroll or more something a little more challenging. Download your free Visitor Guide here & begin to plan your adventure!

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We’ve worked hard over many years to make the grounds at Stirk House a haven for local wildlife, and now have many animals and insects who have made it their home, including wild deer often seen roaming the fields. Spot butterflies and baby rabbits from the conservatory or take some time out in the specially built wildlife hideout.


The gardens at Stirk House are lovingly cared for by our on-site groundskeepers and frame the house with beautiful, seasonal blooms all year round. Enjoy an alfresco lunch on the patio overlooking exquisite countryside or stroll around the pretty landscaped gardens at your leisure. The gardens also contribute to our green credentials, with our very own onsite orchard providing fruit for the kitchen and a meadow of wild flowers to encourage biodiversity.


The grounds at Stirk House are a wedding wonderland. With an abundance of picturesque locations around the Estate Grounds and a breathtaking countryside backdrop you’re sure to get some truly spectacular photographs to remember the big day. Image by: Jenna Meeking Photography.

The Stirk House Tree

The Stirk House tree is a popular spot for photographers and is a must see if you’re visiting the hotel grounds. This magnificent sycamore tree towers above the grounds and is adorned in hundreds of fairylights. Image by: ER Photography.

The Countryside Code

Before you set off on your walk around the grounds or the surrounding countryside, we invite you to take a look at The Countryside Code from Natural England. Here you’ll find information on how to make sure you & those around you are safe whilst you enjoy the beautiful Ribble Valley. To read & download The Countryside Code, please click HERE.