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Rawtenstall Farmers Market

October 2, 2018 1:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Rawtenstall Farmers Market

The Rawtenstall Farmers Market takes place on the 4th Sunday of every month on Rawtenstall town square with artisan traders and products. The market takes place between 10am and 3pm.


Rossendale Food and Drink Guide

June 27, 2018 12:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Rossendale Food and Drink Guide

Click here to view the 2018 Rossendale Food and Drink Guide brought to you by Valley At Work. Rossendale Food & Drink Guide 2018      


The Hut (Irwell Food Co)

June 27, 2018 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on The Hut (Irwell Food Co)

The Hut (Irwell Food Company)  Bringing street food style cuisine to Rossendale delivered to your door or collected. The Hut prides itself on having a fresh home-cooked menu which caters all dietary requirements, including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options.  


Alden Woodland Yurt

June 27, 2018 12:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Alden Woodland Yurt

Alden Yurt is tucked away in the woodland on our farm. It’s lined with hand knitted tapestries of native British trees and has a toasty wood burning stove, specialist thermal insulation and a comfy full sized double bed angled so you can doze of while watching the fire. Recline in the old wicker armchair and enjoy the peace of the surrounding woodland.  


Alden Shepherds Hut

June 27, 2018 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Alden Shepherds Hut

Experience rural Rossendale and Cosy up in the hut with free ranging hens for neighbors. There’s a full size double bed, table for writing/eating/painting, microwave, kettle & water storage. The hut is well insulated & easy to heat with the electric heater or you can go old school & use the wood burning stove


Rossendale Holidays Cottages and Glamping Pods

February 9, 2018 11:53 am Published by Comments Off on Rossendale Holidays Cottages and Glamping Pods

An offering of luxury cottages and glamping pods at the heart of Rossendale’s impressive and distinctive scenery.


Swaad Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

July 20, 2017 5:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Swaad Indian Restaurant and Takeaway

Begin your Swaad Indian Restaurant experience with choices of Starters: Mushroom Patia or Garlic Chicken plus many others. A whole range of Tandoori dishes, Traditional Dishes or try Special Balti Dishes. If you are unsure on what to eat – view the House Specials


Room Deardengate

July 20, 2017 2:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Room Deardengate

Room D is a new and exciting boutique bar where people can relax and experience a wide range of fine wines, cocktails and premium drinks.


Cissy Greens Bakery

July 20, 2017 2:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Cissy Greens Bakery

Always make time to pop in for pork or butter pies. Cissy Greens pies are handmade daily the same way they were made 200 years ago. We use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients and whole cuts of high quality meats.


Nila Indian Restaurant

June 20, 2015 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Nila Indian Restaurant

Rawtenstall’s finest and oldest Indian restaurant. Have been established since 90s, providing the real spice for the community by well-experienced and award-winning chefs from Bangladesh.


Mexx Cantina

July 20, 2017 10:37 am Published by Comments Off on Mexx Cantina

Bar and Restaurant with casual dining, Cocktails, Craft Beer, Great selestion of Gin, Rum, Whiskey and Tequilas.


Nino’s Restaurant

July 20, 2017 11:04 am Published by Comments Off on Nino’s Restaurant

Combining the best of traditional quality Italian cuisine with luxurious modern English design, sympathetically and tastefully appointed for intimate dinners and large parties. Relax in our sophisticated piano bar. Strong emphasis on healthy living with 21 day aged beef is hand-cut in house, fish, oysters, lobster.


Ashoka

July 27, 2015 1:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Ashoka

When it comes to the very best in Asian cuisine, there can be no other choice.


See Gallery

July 19, 2017 7:40 pm Published by Comments Off on See Gallery

Brings together photography, art and design into a contemporary space. Visit us to see our regularly changing exhibition Thursday – Sunday 10am–4pm.  You are also welcome to make an appointment outside of these hours.


Helmshore Farmers Market

July 19, 2017 6:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Helmshore Farmers Market

From meats, cheeses, dairy products and pies to crafts, gifts and unusual items.


Shoe Trail

July 27, 2015 11:43 am Published by Comments Off on Shoe Trail

Twenty-eight giant clay shoes, designed by local school children, have been used to waymark the Shoe Trail which runs from the East Lancashire Railway at Rawtenstall to the Panopticon Halo at Haslingden. The trail celebrates Rossendale’s famous shoe industry and clay has been used because the site of the Halo at Top O’ Slate was once a clay pit supplying many nearby brick factories. The route is 3km (2 miles) long with quite a steep incline at one point. Allow one hour to walk with spectacular views across the Valley of Rossendale across to Manchester. Download PDF (Shoe Trail is Walk number 3)


Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar

July 27, 2015 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar

Britain’s Last Original Temperance Bar carrying on the tradition of serving refreshing cordials in the true style of the Fitzpatrick family. The 120-year-old temperance bar is a great place to enjoy a traditional non-alcoholic beverage.


The Singing Ringing Tree

July 27, 2015 12:31 pm Published by Comments Off on The Singing Ringing Tree

Situated on the Rossendale – Burnley boundary, is the musical sculpture which harnesses the power of the wind to play a tune.


Sykeside Country House Hotel Restaurant

July 27, 2015 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Sykeside Country House Hotel Restaurant

Set within a late 19th century building, The Ridings Restaurant exudes traditional charm and elegance and serves an excellent menu of home-cooked food, freshly prepared from local produce.


Rawtenstall Town Centre

August 4, 2015 5:56 am Published by Comments Off on Rawtenstall Town Centre

There is such a variety of shops on Bank Street you really can shop local. Check the side streets; Kay Street, Ormerod Street and Newchurch Road for more. From award-winning beauticians, hairdressers and clothes shops, to wonderful local produce, superb cafés and home & gift retailers.


Bacup Town Centre

August 4, 2015 5:57 am Published by Comments Off on Bacup Town Centre

Bacup town centre is packed full of heritage features, harking back to its industrial past. In the quaint streets you’ll find great local shops, excellent local produce and a friendly face from the locals.


Haslingden Town Centre

August 4, 2015 5:57 am Published by Comments Off on Haslingden Town Centre

A successful town centre, with lots of independent shops selling excellent local produce and products. It’s also host to the award-winning Ruby and Daisy boutique shop and the famous Holland’s Pies!


Rawtenstall Market

August 4, 2015 5:54 am Published by Comments Off on Rawtenstall Market

Rossendale is alive with charming Lancashire markets, so enjoy a slice of local life and make a date to visit the Valley of Rossendale’s three markets in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. With over 80 specialist stalls stocking over 5,000 lines you’ll find it hard to leave empty handed. The traders offer a warm and friendly welcome. Parking is free at all three markets. www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/200066/markets/94/rossendale_markets


Haslingden Market

August 4, 2015 5:55 am Published by Comments Off on Haslingden Market

Rossendale is alive with charming Lancashire markets, so enjoy a slice of local life and make a date to visit the Valley of Rossendale’s three markets in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. With over 80 specialist stalls stocking over 5,000 lines you’ll find it hard to leave empty handed. The traders offer a warm and friendly welcome. Parking is free at all three markets. www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/200066/markets/94/rossendale_markets


Bacup Market

August 4, 2015 5:55 am Published by Comments Off on Bacup Market

Rossendale is alive with charming Lancashire markets, so enjoy a slice of local life and make a date to visit the Valley of Rossendale’s three markets in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. With over 80 specialist stalls stocking over 5,000 lines you’ll find it hard to leave empty handed. The traders offer a warm and friendly welcome. Parking is free at all three markets. www.rossendale.gov.uk/info/200066/markets/94/rossendale_markets


Fudge Factory

July 27, 2015 12:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Fudge Factory

See fudge and chocolate being made on the tour and choose from the 23 different flavours of fudge to take home.


The Boo

July 27, 2015 12:33 pm Published by Comments Off on The Boo

The Boo in Waterfoot is a family-friendly arts venue for Rossendale and home to the Horse + Bamboo Theatre Company. It is a centre for imaginative, intelligent and playful creative work, a theatre space and creative hub for the region.


The Whitaker

August 3, 2015 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on The Whitaker

Set in the beautiful Whitaker Park in the Valley of Rossendale the museum displays interesting local history, paintings, and Victorian natural history collections and a very active contemporary art gallery. There’s also a wonderful café/restaurant. Keep your eye out for the fantastic Acoustic Nights.


The Halo

July 27, 2015 12:33 pm Published by Comments Off on The Halo

A walk up to the Halo is a great way to commence your visit to the town of Haslingden and on a clear day you can see the city of Manchester and the hills of North Wales.  There’s a network of footpaths and woodland walks in the area. The Shoe Trail can be accessed from the Halo which takes you to East Lancashire Railway at Rawtenstall (just follow the clay shoes) or the old Kings Highway, a former packhorse trail, will take you to Stonefold Village,  Accrington and beyond.


Rossendale 60s Festival

July 27, 2015 12:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Rossendale 60s Festival

The Rossendale 60’s Festival is acknowedged by all who have been as one of the premier annual events in the North West. It is now in it’s fifth year and it covers much of what people associate with the 60’s era, including ‘Scootfest’ a scooter rally, classic cars, live music at a number of venues; fashion, food, hippie markets and we have the ‘Rally in the Valley’, a VW campervan gathering in Rawtenstall. Attracting and exposing visitors to the beauty, heritage and culture of the Valley of Rossendale with a theme that young and old can relate to.


Pennine Bridle Way

July 27, 2015 11:44 am Published by Comments Off on Pennine Bridle Way

The Pennine Bridleway offers horse riders, cyclists and walkers the opportunity to explore 205 miles of the Pennines’ ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways.


Rooley Moor

July 27, 2015 11:44 am Published by Comments Off on Rooley Moor

Rooley Moor has a very long old Victorian road, known for generations as the Cotton Famine Road, which runs from the Northern end at Rakehead, above Stacksteads to Catley Lane head near Rochdale. This picturesque road up on the moors could lay claim to being one of the highest roads in England. Offering amazing views with excellent walking and cycling.


Dam Top Riding Centre

July 27, 2015 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Dam Top Riding Centre

A friendly, welcoming riding school nestled in the picturesque Valley of Rossendale amongst our 60 acres of fields. We cater for all levels of rider and have a range of horses to suit all abilities. We pride ourselves on educating our clients about all aspects of horse care, management and equitation. We also have access to many miles of off road and moorland hacking; with a relaxing one hour route or half and full day routes.


Lee and Cragg Quarry – Adrenaline Gateway

July 27, 2015 10:56 am Published by Comments Off on Lee and Cragg Quarry – Adrenaline Gateway

An exciting new breed of mountain bike trails have developed in East Lancashire. Two disused quarries in the hills above Bacup have been turned in to a paradise for mountain bikers. There is now an 8km network of red and black graded cross country trails comprising rock gardens, drop offs, tabletop jumps, challenging climbs and some of the biggest berms you will find in the UK! It also has a very popular pump track and four purpose built cycle trials areas. Use of the trails is free and always open. Please respect other users, whether they’re on mountain bikes or not!


Ski Rossendale

July 27, 2015 11:00 am Published by Comments Off on Ski Rossendale

The North West’s biggest and best outdoor ski and snowboard centre located just off the M66. The centre consists of three slopes which vary in difficulty, height and gradient. Learning to ski or snowboard with the UK’s best instructors and coaches. Open all year round for summer activities such as Fun Archery. Catering for all standards from total beginner to experienced racer.


Bacup Easter Festival

July 27, 2015 12:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Bacup Easter Festival

See the famous Britannia Coconut Dancers of Bacup perform their annual boundary to boundary dance. Plus stalls, crafts, entertainment and activities in various venues throughout Bacup town centre.


East Lancashire 1940’s Weekend

July 27, 2015 12:41 pm Published by Comments Off on East Lancashire 1940’s Weekend

Events are in and around each station from Heywood to Rawtenstall with vintage markets, music and singing from the 40’s, military shows and a re-enactment at Rawtenstall station.


Rawtenstall Annual Fair

July 27, 2015 12:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Rawtenstall Annual Fair

Join the community in a fun-filled day packed with local live music, dance acts, stalls, food, drink and children’s activities.


Christmas in Rossendale

July 27, 2015 12:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Christmas in Rossendale

Christmas in Rossendale prides itself in being distinctive. The beautiful Valley of Rossendale, incorporating Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Helmshore, Bacup and Whitworth, all within a 10 mile radius, providing visitors with the opportunity to see Christmas celebrated in many community ways. Festive events with markets, choirs, brass bands and local talent. Santa visit Grottos for the children.


Gravy Wrestling Championships

July 27, 2015 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Gravy Wrestling Championships

More than 1,500 people gather in the Bank Holiday sunshine to watch the annual contest in Bacup, Lancashire. Costumed competitors slopped and grappled for victory in the World Gravy Wrestling Championships.


Haslingden Community Street Fair

July 27, 2015 12:43 pm Published by Comments Off on Haslingden Community Street Fair

This is a true community event attended by hundreds of local people and visitors. There are bouncy castles, food and craft stalls, street entertainers, demonstrations, music, bands, folk group, children’s activities, dance groups and much more.


Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival

Starting with the procession at Burnley Road, Bacup and concluding at Stubbylee and Moorlands Park. There is live music, dance, fun and stalls in the park , so come and join us for a fantastic day of entertainment for you and your family.


HarFest – Music Festival from Incredible Edible at The Whitaker

July 27, 2015 12:45 pm Published by Comments Off on HarFest – Music Festival from Incredible Edible at The Whitaker

Harvest Celebration is on last Sunday of every September. The event marks the end of the growing season and showcases local food and non-food businesses who each have a stall selling their goods. We also have additional activities for children. HarFest is our FREE music event to compliment the Harvest Celebration. Held in the grounds of the beautiful Whitaker Park it provides entertainment for all ages.


Mather Gallery

July 27, 2015 12:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Mather Gallery

East Lancashire’s Contemporary Art Gallery situated in the town of Rawtenstall at the end of M66 link Road and Northern Terminus of the East Lancashire Railway.  We’re at the Gateway to Rossendale just 35 minutes drive from Manchester City Centre and served by regular Bus Services and the Heritage Railway. Top Selling Artists featured are: Rozanne Bell, Elaine Cooper, Jonathan Shaw, Ruby Keller, Allan Morgan & Nigel Cooke. We encourage visitors to pop in say hello and have a look around – browsers are very welcome!


The Boo Puppet Festival

August 3, 2015 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on The Boo Puppet Festival

Annual Summer Puppet Festival from the Horse and Bamboo Theatre in Waterfoot. It is a perfect blend of theatre shows, free puppetry, music, walkabouts and making activities in the garden, a delicious café to keep you nourished and refreshed every day, and to top the weekend off – a magical musical puppet parade on Sunday afternoon!


Whitworth

July 24, 2017 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on Whitworth

Variety of events taking place throughout the year, please visit the website for more details.


Bacup Royal Court Theatre

July 27, 2015 12:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Bacup Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre in Bacup, Rossendale, owned and operated by The Bacup Theatre Ltd.


Rossendale Players

August 3, 2015 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Rossendale Players

The Rossendale Players have been producing plays in the Valley of Rossendale for almost 70 years.  A new exciting chapter began with the opening of THE NEW MILLENNIUM THEATRE in September 2000. Many of our members have been nominated for and won various awards by both NODA and GMDF over the ten years of productions here.