If adrenaline is your escape, the Valley has world-class facilities that cater for skiing, mountain biking, Watersports, motor sports and many more.
Rossendale is famed for its wealth of extreme/adrenaline sports. The internationally known Lee Quarry is situated in Bacup and is a haven for mountain bikers.
Rossendale is also well known for its dry ski slope. Ski like you’re on the alps but with the amazing Valley of Rossendale scenery.
The quarry can be approached from Futures Park at Bacup, just off the A681. www.adrenaline-gateway.co.uk An exciting new breed of mountain bike trails have been developing 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!
Open: Tuesday–Friday 1pm–9.15pm, Saturday 1pm–5pm, Sunday 9am–5pm, Kids Club every Saturday 9.30am–1pm. 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.
All the routes start from Lee Quarry and make use of the bridleways offering the opportunity to try something different. Ride for an hour or by combining trails for a daylong adventure.
Based in Haslingden is Lancashire’s most exciting family climbing and adventure activity. Experience “ice pick” climb, scale stepping stone towers and dare to make the leap of faith! District A Laser Tag, roller skating, fitness suites available.
The UK’s Number One off road motor sport venue. 4X4: The Last Sunday Of Every Month Is For The Big Boys In Their Off Road Toys. Testing Terrain For All Road Legal Off Roaders.
All manner of water sports taking place on the picturesque Cowm Reservoir. Set in beautiful countryside, Whitworth Water Ski & Recreation Centre boasts some of the best facilities for water skiing and wake boarding. We cater for everyone – whether you’ve been skiing or riding for years, are a total beginner or disabled, we have everything for you to enjoy these thrilling and challenging sports.
Located at Clowbridge near Burnley, high on the East Lancashire moors provides an excellent high wind venue for windsurfing and sailing. The club’s location close to the Pennine Bridleway makes it an ideal access point for horse riding, hiking and mountain biking.
Try something new at Clowbridge Reservoir. It’s a RYA recognised teaching establishment for Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing levels 1 and taster sessions are available if you’re unsure if this is the thing for you. For more advance windsurfers there’s a techniques clinic. At 275m above sea level it’s highly rated by windsurf users especially if there’s an easterly wind. With walks close by at Dunnockshaw Community Woodland this is a great outdoors destination.