Visit Rossendale


Rossendale, The Valley of Distinction

The Valley of Rossendale is an outstanding and distinctive part of beautiful East Lancashire. Set in the South Pennine hills, it's the perfect retreat from the pressures of daily life. Experience the beauty of its landscape and the warm welcome received from the community, renowned for its humour and hospitality.

The dramatic, undulating landscape is peppered with iconic features such as characterful towns and villages, reservoirs, old stone quarries, textile mills and chimneys.

The beauty of Rossendale is the variety it has - you can try the things you like, but also try something different!

Rossendale has the distinction of not being one place but a collection of town and villages: Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitworth, Waterfoot, Edenfield and Crawshawbooth, all with their own individual character, and together they make up what is known locally as “The Valley”.

The whole of the Valley is really accessible via our excellent bus routes. Many things are within easy walking distance, and you won't find it difficult to move around and take it all in.

Visit the Valley of Rossendale today: there's a wealth of experiences waiting for you that cannot be missed!

For more information on things to do in Rossendale visit the dedicated tourism site: