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Put the spring back in your step with a weekend break

It’s well known that a short break away from your regular life can leave you feeling re-charged and refreshed.

Thanks to our unique partnership with the North West Benevolent Fund (THE BEN FUND) we are offering members a chance to get away and enjoy a weekend break at their state-of-the-art treatment centre, St Michael’s Lodge.

Set in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire, St Michael’s is now open at weekends for members to experience the friendliness, fine food and hospitality of the North.


Spring Offer

For the months of April and May members can enjoy a two-night break, Friday and Saturday night, in the newly refurbished rooms. The ensuite rooms have been thoughtfully decorated and include TV, mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Introductory offer:

Superior Room £120.00

Standard Room £100.00

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Bookings are now being taken, please email your competed booking form to

Prices are based on two adults sharing (sorry no children or dogs allowed) and include bed, breakfast and full use of St Michael’s impressive swimming pool, sauna, gym, outside hot tub and games room.



Superb eateries nearby

After a hearty breakfast, a few lengths of the pool and perhaps a stroll through the picturesque Ribble Valley you will be keen to find somewhere good to eat. The pretty town of Whalley is a short distance away with its great pubs, bars and restaurants, including King Street Kitchen, award winning Breda Murphy, to possibly sample her infamous fish pie or the homely Aspinall Arms, with its deep arm chairs and open fires.

If you fancy something a little more up market, then the luxury Lancashire Hotel and Michelin Star Restaurant, Northcote may appeal. Lisa Goodwin-Allen is the executive chef and offers an outstanding dining experience. Lisa has just launched her new seasonal 5-course gourmet menu showcasing the very best in local northern produce.

Things to do

The historic market town of Clitheroe is 6.5 miles away and offers a plethora of specialist shops including the Award-winning Byrnes Wine Shop, famous for its amazing underground cellar packed with unusual vintages from around the world.

The Bowland Food Hall is a must for foodie lovers and is bursting with the best of Lancashire’s food and drink producers.

You may wish to meander around Clitheroe market, which has been running since the Norman conquest in the mid-12th century! It offers a wide range of goods at a bargain price.

There is also an Everyman cinema showing the very latest film releases.


As well as good food, small pretty villages and rolling countryside, the Ribble Valley offers an abundance of trails, scenic walks, historic buildings and cycle routes.

A selection of our best walks include:

  • The Tolkien Trail.
  • Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail.
  • Chipping to Parlick Pike.
  • Walk up Pendle Hill from the Nick of Pendle.
  • Circle the Stocks Reservoir.
  • Bolton-by-Bowland Walk.
  • Dunsop Bridge to Chipping.

‘Walks with taste’ offer great circular walks with a refreshment stop at impressive gastropubs or quaint country inns.

You’ll find plenty of information about local attractions, historic places to visit, great eateries and quirky shops in your room at St Michael’s Lodge or simply ask the friendly reception staff, who will be only too happy to help.




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