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!
Situated on the Rossendale – Burnley boundary, is the musical sculpture which harnesses the power of the wind to play a tune.
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!
Every August Bank Holiday Monday at the Rose N Bowl in Stacksteads. 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.
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.
Black Pudding throwing Outside the Oaks pub on Bridge Street 2nd Sunday in September from 12noon onwards.
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