The Ribble is regarded by some as a Lancashire river but Tykes know better. It has its source deep in the hills and high moors of North West Yorkshire. This is where the fishery is situated.
Access to Horton is easy. There are good road links from the conurbations of West Yorkshire and North Lancashire and the parish lies just a few miles to the east of the M6. Horton even has its own railway station on the famous Settle - Carlisle line which offers a regular service to and from Leeds, Bradford and Carlisle.
The river is accessible throughout the entire length of the fishery to the moderately fit but, access for the infirm or disabled is limited as is access to the Tarn which lies about 300 yards from the nearest lane across open, rough pasture. Nonetheless a good number of our members are past retirement age and fish most lengths of the river and at the Tarn.
Above Newhouses the river is very secluded with few footpaths other than the Pennine Bridleway that crosses the river at Drain Mires and there is limited public intrusion so it’s ideal for those who like their fishing to be a quiet communion with nature.