Stainforth is ever-popular because of the surrounding countryside and two gems: Stainforth Force and Catrigg Force.
Stainforth Force which lives in what could be described as the lower part of Stainforth, down Dog Hill Brow beside the former monastic road. The old pack horse bridge was built in 1675 by Samuel Watson and this lovely river scene changes with the seasons.
And then there’s Catrigg Force waterfall, which is in a picturesque hollow at the top end of town, beyond another scenic farm track lined with dry stone walls, Herdie sheep and nosey Highland cows (and which is itself part of a larger walk).
There’s also short circular walks along the River Ribble.