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.


Lee and Cragg Quarry – Adrenaline Gateway

The quarry can be approached from
Futures Park at Bacup, just off the A681.

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

Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall BB4 8RR
T: 01706 226457
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.


Rolling Boar Trails

Bacup OL13 0BB
E: memberships@pmba.org.uk
E: contactus@pmba.org.uk

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.


Grip & Go

Helmshore Road, Haslingden BB4 4DN
T: 01706 227016
E: info@adrenalinecentre.co.uk

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.


Cowm Leisure

Back Cowm Quarry, High Barn Lane OL12 8XG
M: 07970 101879
M: 07473 139 168

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.


Whitworth Water-Ski Academy

Cowm Reservoir, Tong Lane, Whitworth OL12 8BE
T: 01706 852151

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 from advanced to total beginner or disabled, with everything to enjoy these thrilling sports.


The Rossendale Valley Sailing Club

Clowbridge Reservoir, Clowbridge BB11 5PF
T: 01282 421674

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.


Clow Bridge Reservoir

Manchester Road BB11 5PF
T: 01282 421674

Try something new at Clowbridge Reservoir. It’s a RYA recognised teaching establishment for Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing levels 1 and taster sessions. For the advanced there’s a techniques clinic. At 275m above sea level it’s highly rated by windsurf users especially with an easterly wind. With walks close by at Dunnockshaw Community Woodland this is a great outdoors destination.