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'The Rossendale Group is a small but very enthusiastic and active branch of the Ramblers. We number over 100 members of which a goodly percentage regularly take part in the weekly walks organised by the committee and walk leaders.'

Distance (miles)33

'Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays and featuring over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.'

Distance (miles)41

'This circular walk takes you on a tour of the lovely Rossendale area of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The path passes Haslingden, Whitworth, Stubbins and Healey with a series of attractive reservoirs including Cowpe and Calf Hey real highlights ...'


'The Routes Around Rossendale project aims to provide a series of way marked circular loop paths to explore the Rossendale Valley from Waterfoot to Shawforth. The loop paths are designed for beginner to intermediate walkers and range from urban roads to the country tracks of the Pennine Bridleway and Mary Towneley Loop. All loop paths start and end at a main car park and always bring you back to the main arterial road that cuts through the heart of the valley.'

Description from

Rossendale Borough Council

Distance (miles)2

'One of the newest and most unusual attractions is the Halo, an eighteen metre diameter steel structure at Top o'Slate above Haslingden. The unique structure is silver in colour during the day, but at night is illuminated by blue, wind-powered LED lighting. It was completed in 2007 and was the fourth and final of a series of Panopticons (structures with a view) across Lancashire commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts.'

Description from

Visit Rossendale.

See also

Walks to Top O'Slate & Halo Panopticon [Visit Lancashire]


Archival Website of a 'three year, £650,000 project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record, present and celebrate the quarrying and stone working heritage of Rossendale. From the late 18th century to the time of the First World War, quarrying was a major industry in Rossendale, employing thousands of men. Rossendale stone was exported in huge quantities throughout the UK and beyond'.

Description from

Valley of Stone Project

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