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Situated in the picturesque village of Whalley in the Ribble Valley, we are a multi-award winning, family run outdoor shop and one of the best places in the country to purchase footwear and clothing specifically designed for the very changeable British weather.

Copyright of Whalley Warm & Dry

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Founded in 2000 by Jon Smith, Whalley Warm and Dry has come a long way since it’s humble beginnings. By continually investing in footwear and insoles, along with the latest innovative technology and specialised training, we now attract customers from across the country for our Specialist Boot Fitting Service, our expertise and boots available in 5 different widths.


Our hand-picked high quality brands and unrivalled customer service are reflected in our tally of fourteen national awards which include ‘Best Independent Outdoor Footwear Retailer’ at the Footwear Industry Awards 2017, the Walk reader award for ‘Best Independent Outdoors Retailer’ and 'Retail Experience Award' at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017.


We are officially the largest stockist of Altberg walking boots and have limited edition, exclusive models not available anywhere else.  Altberg is a British company who make some of the best leather walking boots in Europe. Their walking boots are available in five width fittings (from extra narrow through to extra wide) and half sizes- this provides our Specialist Boot Fitters with over 170 different fitting options for our customers to try. We also have a wide range of high quality walking boots and walking shoes from the respected footwear brands Scarpa, Meindl, Lowa and Han Wag.


As a Páramo Premier Retailer and Páramo Partner, we have a range of Páramo waterproof jackets, trousers, reversible baselayers, summer shirts and accessories available in store. Páramo is a British company who design award winning outdoor clothing for the typically wet and windy British weather. Páramo has been found to be unparalleled in its ability to provide comfort, breathability and protection even in the most hostile environments which is why it is chosen by mountain professionals such as rescue teams, outdoor instructors, mountain guides and organisations such as National Parks.  



Our knowledgeable staff are more than happy to take the time to answer any questions you may have about any of the products or specialist services we provide, so why not pop in and see how we can help you to enjoy the great outdoors even more!

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
& Sunday 12pm - 4pm