Travelling to Rossendale couldn’t be easier. Situated in the heart of England’s North West Rossendale is centrally located for Lancashire, Yorkshire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

There are excellent transport connections for both UK and international visitors with three airports just an hour away, whilst the M65, M62 and M66 bring in visitors from across the country. For the most up-to-date travel information by bus, coachor train visit Traveline orcall 0871 200 22 33.

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Loop 2: Cowpe & Boarsgreave

The Cowpe Valley is a Rossendale in miniature, and this walk follows the road along the valley with a short ascent above Boarsgreave to the lower section of Rooley Moor Road.

Starting Point: Waterfoot Car Park. Distance: 2.5 miles / 4km. Direction: Anti Clockwise

From the main car park in Waterfoot, turn left, cross the main A681 and turn right into Cowpe Road passing Waterfoot Health Centre. Follow Cowpe Road until you reach Kearns Mill. Then continue to follow the Loop 2 waymarkers. On your return to the main A681, turn left and either walk back to the starting point in Waterfoot or jump on the A464 bus.