Walking In Rossendale

Walking in Rossendale is a fantastic way to explore the area. The Valley is home to reservoirs and landmarks such as Musbury Tor, Hailstorm Hill and the Halo.

During your stay, we encourage you to take one of our walks. Starting from the walking boards within our town centres, to the views of the countryside, it’s a must for anyone who wants to see the true sights of Rossendale. Each route offers its own unique duration – based on the length of the walk. Ranging from thirty minutes up to ninety and some even two hours; there is a walk for those who want a brisk stroll – and potentially a stop along the high street, and a walk for those whom fancy a more adventurous outing; the walking boards have it all.

Below are some town centre walks with beautiful sceneries that you are guaranteed to enjoy. There are many high quality food and drink establishments along the way, and they are often locally owned.

 

Haslingden Library  – starting point

30-minute route

This walk encompasses two green spaces with parks for children to play on and finishes back in the town centre of Haslingden.

60-minute route

A walk that takes you from Haslingden town centre to the Halo, then loops you back around the footpaths with beautiful views of Peel Tower back to the town centre.

90-minute route

A popular walk that takes you up to the Halo, round the foot of Cribden Hill, past the world famous The Hill ‘home of ski Rossendale’ then along Oakenwood Old Road before you drop down into the centre of Haslingden.

Please note – All routes have been plotted as accurately as google maps allows. If you would like an extensive description – please visit Rossendale Connected.

 

Bacup Library – starting point

30-minute route

Make your way through Bacup and loop back along the ‘old road’ and walk past what was one the smallest street in Britain – Elgin Street

60-minute route

A walk from Bacup town centre through the beautiful countryside past the recreational ground and back along the Irwell Sculpture Trail.

90-minute route

This amazing walk takes you past the Irwell sculpture trail birds, around the scenic view of Newchurch old road, down across the river, past the allotments, up to the nationally renowned Lee Quarry and back through Stubblylee Park to the town centre.

Please note – All routes have been plotted as accurately as google maps allows. If you would like an extensive description – please visit Rossendale Connected.

Rawtenstall Bus Station – starting point

30-minute route

A quick walk from Rawtenstall Town centre takes you straight into the countryside and back, you don’t need to walk far to be able to enjoy the green spaces of Rossendale. Following this route, you would pass the Weavers’ Cottage – Our heritage centre of Rawtenstall. We encourage everyone to pay a visit and learn about the evolution of the town.

60-minute route

An absolute favourite walk from the centre of Rawtenstall that takes you around some iconic destinations. From the bus station you will walk up to Whitaker Park, The Hill – Home of Ski Rossendale, down past the fishing, lodges back to Rawtenstall Market and along the cobbles of Bank Street.

90-minute route

The 3.1 mile walk will take you up to the woods at the back of Marl Pits Leisure Centre, with some amazing views across the valley. It then brings you back down into the town centre where you can get some refreshments.

Please note – All routes have been plotted as accurately as google maps allows. If you would like an extensive description – please visit Rossendale Connected.

Waterfoot Library – starting point

30-minute route

This walk starts from the town centre; the walk takes you through the woods and along an old, cobbled path before heading back past Trickett’s Memorial Garden to Waterfoot centre.

60-minute route

This walk weaves through Waterfoot; it takes you past BRGS, alongside Edgeside Park and brings you back along Pennine Bridal Way taking in the tunnels before returning to the Old Library.

90-minute route

This walk takes you out of Waterfoot and up to Seat Naze Hill, there is a stone circle on the top and it is a lovely place to walk. It will bring you back into Waterfoot past some historical buildings.

Please note – All routes have been plotted as accurately as google maps allows. For Waterfoot 90 minute route, a map layout has been provided. If you would like an extensive description – please visit Rossendale Connected.

Whitworth Old Library – starting point

60-minute route

This walk starts from the Whitworth Leisure Centre and takes you up to the scenic Crown reservoir.

90-minute route

Healey Dell is the destination with this walk; it winds through Healey Dell around the picnic areas and the duck pond before returning to the Leisure Centre.

120-minute route

This is a bigger walk that sets off from the leisure centre and takes you on an amazing walk around the hills of Whitworth taking in the Watergrove reservoir.

Please note – All routes have been plotted as accurately as google maps allows. If you would like an extensive description – please visit Rossendale Connected.

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