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Welcome to the official Visit Rossendale website
The Rossendale Valley—also known as the Forest of Rossendale—is an upland area of Lancashire in the North West of England. It consists of the steep-sided valleys of the River Irwell and its tributaries, which flow from the Pennines southwards into Greater Manchester and cut through the open unwooded moorland, which is characteristic of the area.
In the 2001 census the population of Rossendale was 65,652, spread between the larger towns of Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall, the villages of Crawshawbooth, Edenfield, Helmshore, Waterfoot and Whitworth and including Britannia, Chatterton, Cloughfold, Cowpe, Irwell Vale, Newchurch, Shawforth, Stacksteads, Stubbins, Turn, Water and Weir.
Rossendale is twinned with the German town of Bocholt, located close to the Netherlands border.
Rossendale has much to offer to local residents and tourists alike. Please have a look around our website for events, places to stay and where to eat and drink and welcome to Rossendale.