Litton is not only a beautiful village, it is an active and thriving community, with a primary school, a village hall, a church and a chapel as well as an excellent community-run village shop. The pub is a focal point for many of the village social and fund-raising activities that take place, but visitors are always made to feel welcome.
A particularly rewarding time to visit is during the annual Litton Well dressings (usually the last week in June), when villagers create a picture from flower petals and other natural materials, and celebrate Wakes Night with music, a fun fair, barbecue, stalls, a tug-of-war and a torchlight procession. On Boxing Day, the pub plays host to a traditional carol concert with Cressbrook Brass band.
Places to Stay
The Red Lion no longer does bed and breakfast, but there are great places to stay within easy staggering distance! All have been tried and tested by friends and family so we are happy to recommend them.
Ashleigh Cottage – Pete and Lynn Brown 01298 873135
Hall Farm – Annete & Fraser Scott 01298 872172
Beacon House – Janet Parsons 01298 871752