The Valley of Rossendale is an outstanding and distinctive part of beautiful East Lancashire.

Set in the South Pennine hills, it is the perfect retreat from the pressures of daily life.

Experience the beauty of its landscape and the warm welcome received from the community, renowned for its humour and hospitality.

Rossendale Visitor Information Stand
Rawtenstall Library, Queen’s Square, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall
T: 01706 234694
Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 09:30–19:30
Tuesday – Friday 09:30–17:00
Wednesday 09:30–13:00
Saturday 09:30–16:00

The Rossendale Valley’s dramatic, undulating landscape is peppered with iconic features such as characterful towns and villages, reservoirs, old stone quarries, textile mills and chimneys. The people of Rossendale really make up the character of the Valley. Upon your arrival you’ll be greeted with warmth and friendliness from the locals.Rossendale has the distinction of not 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’.

Rossendale is alive with something for everyone from heritage attractions telling the story of the cotton mill and shoe industry to specialist shopping experiences. Take a ride on a traditional steam train or be guided along one of the many countryside walkways. See giant sculptures or enjoy the stunning Pennine Lancashire scenery along the Rossendale Way, a 42-mile footpath around the boundary of the Borough.

Rossendale has a wealth of Voluntary and Community Groups that organise some wonderful things. Links to many of them are here: