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Things to do in Rossendale
Rossendale is alive with something for everyone from heritage attractions telling the story of the cotton mill and shoe industry to specialist shopping experiences.
Take a ride on a traditional steam train or be guided along one of the many countryside walkways. See giant sculptures or enjoy the stunning Pennine Lancashire scenery along the Rossendale Way, a 42-mile footpath around the boundary of the Borough.
For the adrenaline seekers, Lee Quarry has become the most talked about mountain bike centre in the country… seeing is truly believing, come see what the fuss is all about. Not forgetting the Ski Slope
Whether you're looking for a varied day out or planning a longer stay, Rossendale has a wide variety of reasons for you to visit. Come for the day or stay a while longer and we'll guarantee you a friendly welcome.
We’ve included some of the things to do in Rossendale below. Adding businesses to our directory is an ongoing process - if we missed your business or activity we’d love to hear from you.
Cafe Artisan is a wonderful child friendly cafe by day, with a wide range of delicious food and drink. During the evening the cafe tranforms into a unique bar hosting great local bands, tribute bands and comedy nights. they have aslo delvoped there own brand of retro shots in an amazing range of flavours, which are a must to try.
The Royal Court Theatre is a huge 484 seat Victorian theatre, and acting on this stage is as close to professional as it gets!
Bacup Borough Football Club was established In 1875. Their first match to take place at their current Brian Boys West View Stadium was in 1889 when one of the founder members of the English Football League Accrington Stanley played there in front of over 1,000 spectators.
Watch association football played with passion and commitment.
Bacup Cricket Club, based at Lanehead in Bacup, in the spectacular scenery of the pennine hills.
The club started in 1892 when the Lancashire League was formed.
The quintessentially Englishmans game is thoroughly appreciated here.
Bacup Golf Club is set against the picturesque backdrop of hills and dales amidst the rolling moorland landscape of East Lancashire. Playing the nine-hole course, you will enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Rossendale Valley, as well as some challenging golf. Visitors are guaranteed a warm and hospitable welcome.
Bacup Golf Club is one of the oldest...
Clough Head Visitor Centre offers a brief introduction to the local and natural history of the fascinating Grane Valley. Once a thriving industrial landscape the valley was cleared during the late 1800s to accommodate the reservoirs. Today the picturesque and peaceful landscape offers a perfect antidote to the pace of modern life, with excellent walking trials and...
Beautifully restored heritage steam and diesel railway that takes you on a captivating 12 mile journey.
The East Lancashire railway is a heritage railway in both Lancashire and Greater Manchester, North-West of England. It is currently (as of May 2013) operating 12 miles between Rawtenstall and Heywood, with intermediate stations at Bury Bolton Street,...
Quality riding instruction on well mannered horses and ponies in an idyllic location. Fearns is a small friendly riding school that caters for all ages of children and adults from the age of 4 upwards. We have excellent facilities including a 60 metre floodlit arena and our location is close to the Mary Townley Loop providing beautiful hacking.
Golf Rossendale Driving Range & Academy is a state-of-the-art golf facility set in the rolling hills of the Rossendale Valley.
We have two PGA Professional golfers offering private tuition, as well as an assistant professional and two Level 1 PGA coaches who are on hand to offer help and advice.
Our Junior Academy runs after school and weekends...
Visit Haslingden Market for a friendly, unique shopping experience you will want to come back for. Open Tuesdays and Fridays 9am to 4pm.
Haslingden Sports Centre offers many facilities including indoor and outdoor sports, and a new gym and more.
A 25-yard swimming pool with health suite comprising of sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
Nestling side by side in the quiet village of Helmshore in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two original Lancashire textile mills, Higher Mill and Whitaker’s Mill, together known as Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. Here you can...
- Soak up the atmosphere of the historic mills and witness original machinery at work.
- Follow a journey to...
Our antique centre is situated in the Lancashire countryside on the edge of Haslingden in the Rossendale Valley. The listed building is a former church, St Stephens. Holden Wood Antique Centre has over 35 dealers in antiques, collectables, contemporary ceramic art, antique furniture, clocks watches, jewellery, militaria, paintings and books.
Have you visited Lamberts Mill recently? No? Well, you are in for a real treat then! Gifts, clothing, furniture are constantly being added to by new ranges and exciting new products.
The shopping experience is enhanced by the relaxed atmosphere – no hard sell here from the experienced and friendly staff!
On entering Lamberts Mill your first...Marl pits sports and leisure centre centre is located at Newchurch Road, Rawtenstall. A 25-metre, 4-lane main pool and separate toddler pool. The pool provides swimming lessons for more than 1,000 local children each week and various other activities. Good disabled access.
Britain's Last Original Temperance Bar! Carrying on the tradition of serving refreshing cordials in the true style of the Fitzpatrick family. The 120-year-old temperance bar in Rawtenstall is a great place to enjoy a traditional non alcoholic beverage.
The Temperance movement was formed by...
Musbury Fabrics is one of the Northwest s leading suppliers of textiles and soft furnishings.
and can offer everything from face cloths to a full refurbishment, including a full measure, manufacture
Thurs: 08:00 - 16:00
Sat: 08:00 - 16:00
Rawtenstall’s historic market is a sociable place to shop, some stores open as early as 8am and close up to 5 om on Thursdays and Saturdays. At the top of bank Street you can find lots of interesting things and people. More to follow...
Street...The Rose N Bowl is a well recognised pub and restaurant based in Stacksteads Lancashire. Our restaurant boasts a very varied food menu and a traditional carvery serving 4 separate meats carved in front of you. You won't be going home hungry view our menu. Our Carvery is one of the leading carveries in Rossendale why not decide for yourself if its the best. All our food...
Visitors are welcome to come and test our course and enjoy our facilities. Our 18 hole golf course is a challenging 6,293 yards Par 72 with beautiful views of the surrounding Pennine Hills. The club house, built new in April 2000 boasts a large lounge, dining area, fully stocked bar, sizeable locker rooms, a fully stocked Pro-Shop with all the leading brands in...
Based from Ye Olde Boot and Shoe at Waterfoot in the stunning valley of Rossendale we are here to provide you with real adventure and fun amongst some of the best mountain bike and hill walking areas the Pennines has to offer.
Located directly on the increasingly popular Mary Townley Loop, a mile from Lee and Cragg Quarries, on Sustrans regional route 91 and...
(RBC) provides opportunities for junior and senior basketball for people from the Rossendale Valley and beyond. RBC have senior teams competing in the Manchester Area Basketball League (MABL) and a local venue Hyndburn league. The club also has a junior basketball development program providing basketball coaching, development and competitive league games for juniors...The Theatre produces their own shows with a Pantomime, a musical, a play and a thrilling Youth Theatre Production, funded only by ticket sales, the Royal Court Theatre is still going strong.
The Northwest’s biggest and best outdoor ski and snowboard centre, and one of the best snow sport venues in the North West of England, situated in the picturesque Rossendale Valley. Located just off the M66, we are just 12 miles north of Manchester and are easily reached from West Yorkshire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Merseyside. The centre consists of three slopes...
The Hargreaves Arms is a 17th century country Inn, situated in the beautiful Rossendale Valley. The Inn originally served as a counting house also a drinking venue and funeral parlour and reportedly has its own resident ghost - Mr Hargreaves, who owned the premises at this time.
The Rossendale Valley offers a great number ofThe new millenium theatre is the home of The Rossendale players amateur dramatic group successfully staging 5 varied plays each season.
An intriguing museum housed within an early Victorian country house
Set within tranquil Whitaker Park, displays at Rossendale Museum include a late Victorian drawing room, numerous fine arts pieces, fashion and furniture. We also hold a wonderful natural history collection.
Discover more about this mill-owner's home and the local and...
The display rooms have masses of exhibits, mainly donated by local people. In addition they have an extensive library of documents relating to Whitworth, and a large collection of photographs from the past. A visit to the museum gives an insight into the history of life in the Rossendale Valley:- its homes, churches, schools, transport and industry.
- 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.
- The Centre is...