We are Helen and Bob Shelmerdine and our wonderful B&B is in  Slaidburn, Lancashire, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We feel enormously lucky to live in such a beautiful, peaceful, and remote place. There is something very special about sitting out on a warm sunny day with an amazing view of hills and fields stretching before you, listening to nothing but silence, or maybe hearing the cries of lambs, curlews and lapwings in the springtime. Merrybent Hill gives us all of that; it is our sanctuary, and can be yours too!

We are both keen sports and outdoors people, as you can see from the images below.  We have walked from Land's End to John O'Groats and had a book published about our walk! We also play a lot of sport - squash and tennis on a regular basis (several times a week!)



The Forest of Bowland Book by Helen Shaw
Land's End to John O'Groats Book by Helen Shaw and Bob Shelmerdine

Bob works as a self-employed computer consultant, writer, and is also a great great cook!  (Fortunately for our B&B guests!)

Helen is a freelance professional photographer and writer, with 3 books of her landscape photography published and a further book on the Lake District due out in Spring 2021.

Helen & Bob at Merrybent Hill
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Bob Shelmerdine, Great Gable
Helen on Christmas Eve
Helen Shelmerdine
Bob Shelmerdine

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