There is a wide variety of countryside in South Ribble including the Ribble Estuary marshes, Longton and Farrington Moss, four river corridors and the edges of upland farmland at Samlesbury. This page provides information about the departments and organisations responsible for the management and improvement of our countryside and what projects are currently underway.
South Ribble covers an area of 44 square miles, most of which is rural in character and more than 68% is designated as greenbelt. The Council values and promotes the district's diverse rural landscape by ensuring its protection and encouraging visitors and local communities to enjoy and visit it. To achieve this, the council works closely with other organisations such as Lancashire Wildlife Trust, English Nature, the Environment Agency and Lancashire County Council.
As we work with Lancashire County Council on some of the more specialist areas such as ecology, links are provided to the relevant pages on the County Council's web site at the right hand side of this page. Please click on the links below for further information about the different topics and services related to South Ribble's countryside.
Last updated: 13 April 2011