Ribble Rivers Trust have chosen to stop sales of tickets in light of the pandemic as there is a risk of the beat being over crowded, and a failure to follow social distancing. This included sales at Mitton Hall Kennels, who should not visited and are closed.

However if you have purchased a ticket prior to this point we are allowing you to use this ticket on the condition that you follow the social distancing guidance to the letter.

If you would like a refund, please return your ticket to our office and we will refund your purchase.  We will not offer refunds without the ticket.

We will continue to bailiff the beat, and be checking the token box to make sure that people are complying with the rules.

Please stay safe, think of yourself, your family, others and the NHS.

Please note that, due to the recent floods, the path on the Mitton beat has mostly washed away. There is significant damage to the paths through the woods, and we ask that you please do not attempt to use the damaged sections of path; we are working on alternatives which we hope to have in place as soon as possible. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance- please read

Please note that, following Government guidelines and the fact UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk to the UK from moderate to high, Ribble Rivers Trust are taking precautions, and making changes to our day to day operations.

Some Ribble Rivers Trust staff are now working from home. If you wish to speak to a specific member of staff and you know their mobile phone number or email address please contact them in this way. Otherwise please contact us in the usual way.

Volunteer event cancellations

Dear volunteers,

It is with regret that we announce that we are postponing all volunteer activity with Ribble Rivers Trust. We know there are many benefits to volunteering, including the positive boost to mental and physical health, the chance to meet others and contribute positively to your local area. However, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the most recent Government advice – asking everybody in the UK to stay at home and only go out for essentials such as food and medicine – we feel that continuing to include volunteers in the limited work we are able to do now would put people at unnecessary risk and be irresponsible. We all want to improve and protect our environment and rivers, but to do that we need to stay healthy and this must be our priority for the time being. We will continue to keep you up to date with the work we are able to do and will organise new volunteer days as soon as we possibly can. Please stay connected with us over the coming weeks and keep yourselves safe and well.

Refer to gov.uk/coronavirus for up to date information and guidance.

We will come through this and our environment and rivers will still need you, let’s make sure we’re all ready for it when the time comes.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Spees.