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BBC TV’s River Walks drives customers to Mitton Hall and gets them talking

Customers have been driven to our very own Mitton Hall Hotel after it featured in the BBC TV series River Walks.


The stunning hotel was shown in an episode of the BBC One programme, broadcast in the North West in December, in which well-known faces learn about local history on walks along iconic rivers. The hotel was shown at the end of the episode, which focused on a walk along the River Hodder.


Lesley Anne Stevens, Mitton Hall General Manager, said the broadcast has already driven more customers to the hall and has got them talking.


She said: “Lots of our visitors have mentioned seeing us on the TV. It makes us all feel good that the features we love about the hotel are being declared as a hidden gem on television.”


Lesley Anne said she was “delighted” that Mitton Hall was chosen to be featured and pleased with how the hotel was represented on the programme, after filming took place earlier this year.


“We were asked if it was okay to film at the hotel and we were, of course, happy to be featured,” she said. “The countryside around the hotel is fabulous. The episode was shot in Autumn and the aerial shots showed just how gorgeous it is and how good the walking is in this area.”


In the episode, broadcaster and rambler Stuart Maconie led viewers down the River Hodder in the Forest of Bowland. After stopping off to see various historical places along the way, including Stonyhurst College, he concluded his walk by turning in for a night at Mitton Hall for a pint and some Lancashire Rarebit.


With the entrance hall and roaring fireplace shown in all its splendor, Stuart describes the space as a “hallway worthy of Toad of Toad Hall,” before adding that his stay at the hall has made a “fitting end” to his tales along the riverbank.


Lesley Anne said: “For hundreds of years, visitors to the hall have sat in front of the huge fireplace and enjoyed the hospitality, so it was wonderful to see this recreated on television.”


If you’re interested in experiencing a stay at Mitton Hall and a walk along the River Hodder of your own, please visit our bedrooms page to see what our stunning hotel has to offer.

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