Rossendale really is The Valley of Distinction and this is most evident in the quirky offerings it provides.

From gravy wrestling to black pudding throwing, and from temperance bars to pet cemeteries there really is something for everyone!


The Singing Ringing Tree

Crown Point
T: 01282 421986

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


Flight Deck Experience

Unit P, Toll Bar Business Park, Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0NA
T: 01706 879179

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on the controls of an aircraft? Here at Flightdeck Experience we have a fixed base Boeing 737-800 simulator complete with a 12 seater cabin. Bring your friends and family to be your passengers or come as a group and compete to be the Pilot of the Day!


World Championship Gravy Wrestling

Every August Bank Holiday Monday at the Rose N Bowl in Stackteads
T: 01706 879555

Without a doubt this is one of the World’s craziest culinary competitions. A wild and whacky wrestling competition in a pool full of Lancashire Gravy! Contestants must wrestle in the Gravy for two minutes whilst being scored for audience applause, and various different moves.


Astronomy Centre

Access is off A681 Todmorden to Bacup Road, halfway between the two towns.
SatNav: OL14 7HP will bring you to the site entrance.

For something different why not visit the Astronomy Centre situated above Bacup, high up on the moors away from the glare of street lights. Access to the site is off the A681 Todmorden to Bacup road, about halfway between the two towns. SatNav: OL14 7HP will bring you to the site entrance.


Pet Crematorium & Memorial Gardens

Crawshawbooth Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 8UE
T: 01706 213810

Set in a tranquil fifteen acre countryside location overlooking the Rossendale Valley, our Memorial and Burial Grounds never close and so always open to pet owners and friends. SatNav: BB4 8AG


Black Pudding throwing

Outside the Oaks pub on Bridge Street, Ramsbottom BL0 9AD
T: 01706 826050

Black Pudding throwing outside the Oaks Pub, Bridge Street – 2nd Sunday in September from 12noon onwards.