Things to do in Rossendale
The Rossendale Valley is an outstanding and unique part of amazing East Lancashire. Place in the South Pennine hills, it’s the best retreat from the pressures of daily life.
Experience the beauty of its landscape and the warm welcome you will get from the community, famous for its hospitality and humour.
The History of Rossendale
Rossendale has the distinction of being a place but a collection of towns and villages (Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitworth, Waterfoot, Edenfield and Crawshawbooth to name but a few) all with their own individual character, and together make up what is known locally as The Valley.
History and Heritage is abundant from the valley’s buildings and at the traditions still practiced throughout the Valley. Its many museums demonstrate that the Valley’s industrial and cultural heritage in modern surroundings, offering excellent activities and amenities not normally associated with museums. Some of the established conventional events include the World Black Pudding Throwing and Gravy Wrestling Championships.
The cities and cities of The Valley are in close proximity to each other providing simple access to great facilities and the many local stores selling exclusive and handmade products. All the Valley’s cities provide a unique experience of independent traders and party from local skills and professions.
Walk, cycle or ride the many miles of paths that the Valley is famous for, and when adrenaline is the escape, the Valley has world-class amenities that appeal for skiing, mountain biking, watersports, motor sports and a lot more.
The Superb award winning accommodation That’s Available from the Valley provides high quality, yet traditional and friendly service, The Rossendale Valley’s diversity offers a sanctuary for photography, with beautiful landscapes, fauna and flora and its tradition and industrial heritage providing challenging opportunities for even the most demanding of photographers
Visit Rossendale now, there is a wealth of exciting experiences awaiting you.
The Valley of Distinction
The Rossendale Valley’s diversity offers a haven for photography, with amazing landscapes, fauna and flora as well as its tradition and industrial heritage providing challenging opportunities for the most demanding of photographers.
Picture perfect spots
East Lancashire Railway
Transport yourself back into the romantic age of steam, take a trip along the photogenic 12 mile line and have the thrill of capturing the perfect shot. There are loads of opportunities to take advantage of a few of these fantastic and unique photo opportunities which the East Lancashire Railway provides.
Healey Dell Nature Reserve
Healey Dell is a beauty place and wildlife sanctuary, wealthy in industrial archaeology. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, producing delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills. A disused 1800s railroad line is now a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100ft high viaduct.
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