The Rossendale Valley is a borough in Lancashire, consisting of a number of small towns and villages including Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Bacup, Waterfoot and . It lies within The West Pennine Moors.

17 things to do

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Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

tells the story of the Lancashire textile industry. It's actually made up of two mills - the 18th century Higher Mill with a large working waterwheel and fulling machinery that was used during the time of the industrial revolution. The second is Whitakers Mill, an adjacent Victorian cotton mill with original mule spinning and other related machinery. This building also house the Revolution Gallery, with interactive displays, an original Spinning Jenny, the unique Arkwrights Water Frame and a Lancashire Loom. The museum offers regular demonstrations of the waterwheel, fulling stocks, spinning mules and carding engines, and also offers visitors the opportunity to try hand spinning and weaving for themselves.

SEE   —  Haslingden

Bacup Natural History Museum

characterful, contains collections of domestic, industrial, religious and military artefacts. There is so much to be seen that only a visit can adequately describe it. The Library has a collection of around 2000 books and copies of Bacup newspapers dating from 1863.

SEE   —  Bacup

Ruby & Daisy

Well known locally for good service, quality and value. Suppliers of on-trend ladies fashion. Free parking is available outside of the shop or at one of several free car parks in Haslingden.

Parrock Lumb Cottages

A group of 4 recently converted holiday cottages in a rural setting. Email via [ contact form] on website.

Russian Tea Room

serves over 82 varieties of tea – most from a traditional Samovar. It also serves snacks with a Russian theme.

DRINK   —  Bacup

Lee Quarry Mountain Bike Trail

Over 8km of technical mountain bike trails have been completed in Lee Quarry

DO   —  Bacup

Cissy Green's Pie Shop

sells pies with a high reputation, especially the cheese and onion pie.

The Britannia Bed and Breakfast

Small B&B with 4 en-suite bedrooms. Free Wifi.

Marmalades B&B

Free wifi. Email via contact form on website


in the surrounding hills and quarries.

DO   —  Map

Fitzpatricks Temperance Bar

Britain's last temperance bar

SEE   —  Rawtenstall


Bacup's main restaurant

EAT   —  Map


OTHER   —  Map


DO   —  Rawtenstall

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