Situated in the hills above Haslingden you will find a futuristic sculpture, The Halo.

The Halo is a Panopticon artwork – an incredible 18m-diameter steel sculpture – illuminated at night with the latest LED technology, glowing a bright blue colour which makes it appear to be hovering above the town, welcoming visitors to the Rossendale Valley.

The attraction also offers dramatic views of; Darwen Tower, Peel Tower, Bury, Manchester and even the Derbyshire Pennines.

To get to the Halo, you can follow the Shoe Trail from Rawtenstall Town Centre. The Shoe Trail is a 2-mile route featuring 28 huge clay shoes, designed by local children to celebrate the Valley shoe industry heritage.

Image of Halo in Rossendale Valley for Visit Rossendale website