The main bus station is located on Bacup Road, Rawtenstall and timetables are available from Rawtenstall Library. Full details of all Rossendale bus timetables and fare offers are also available from the Rossendale Transport website: www.rossobus.co.uk
Rosso, owned by Rossendale Borough Council, offers visitors great value Rover tickets that give you unlimited travel across our network, if you’re travelling more often
– 1 day Rover : £4.90
– 3 day Rover : £12
– 2 person Rover (unlimited travel for a day): £8
– Group Rover (unlimited travel for a day across network for up to 4 people): £10
Rossendale is also serviced by The Witch Way and Lancashire Way with easy routes in from Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Blackburn, Burnley, Rochdale, Ramsbottom, Heywood, Accrington and Todmorden: www.lancashirebus.co.uk
The East Lancashire Railway service runs between Rawtenstall, Bury and Heywood. The railway does not operate at all times during the week so it is best to check before you plan your journey.
For latest details of timetables and fares on the East Lancashire Railway visit: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
The nearest mainline railway stations are at Burnley, Accrington and Todmorden, then travel by bus or taxi into Rossendale.
You can also get the Metrolink into Bury and a bus or taxi into the Valley. For more information, please visit: www.metrolink.co.uk
Motorways and Roads
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 four airports just an hour away, whilst the M65, M62 and M66 bring in visitors from across the country.
Rossendale is never far from a motorway connection and that’s one of the area’s key attractions — the fact that it is so easy to get to and from.
Set in the centre of a triangle formed by the Lancashire towns of Blackburn, Burnley and Bury with the M66 only 10km away, the M65 16km away and the M60/M62 26km away.
Manchester Airport is the closest airport to Rossendale with a further three airports within one hour’s drive-time.
Manchester Airport – 58km (35 miles)
Liverpool Airport – 77km (48 miles)
Leeds Airport – 80km (50 miles)
All parking is free in Rossendale, some car parks operate a disc parking scheme, discs can be obtained from many of the local shops/ public buildings. Search for ‘Car Park Maps’ on Rossendale Council’s website for more detailed information and locations, please visit: www.rossendale.gov.uk