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This is a growing residential area of Rossendale with almost 6,000 people now living in the picturesque surroundings.
Adjacent to the busy A56, Helmshore has a large industrial estate that boasts some of the Valley’s biggest businesses, but shops are limited with a few on Broadway Parade and Broadway Crescent and a travel agent and paper shop on Helmshore Road.
Mill shops and a café are located on Holcombe Road and dotted around the area are a number of pubs and restaurants. A working farm open to the public – Cronkshawfold is just outside the village centre and overlooking Helmshore is Musbury Tor, a key landmark.
From the Helmshore Guide
Also visit in Helmshore
- Anacapri Italian Restaurant, Helmshore Road, Helmshore, BB4 4LU
- Robin Hood Inn, 280 Holcombe Road, Helmshore, BB4 4NP
- The Mill Café Park Mill, Helmshore BB4 4NP
- The Village Stores 414 Holcombe Road, Helmshore BB4 4LX
Although only a small village with a population of just over 2,000, Edenfield has a range of businesses.
Eateries include a gastropub, a real ale pub and takeaways and the self-sufficient village boasts a butcher and bakery along with a post office, hair salon, paper shop and more.
It has a cricket team and the large recreation ground is home to a popular village fete in June. In nearby Turn Village, the popular Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is based.
From the Edenfield Guide
Also to visit in Edenfield
This village has developed its own unique identity and offers an amazing array of independent shops including an award-winning butcher, clothing shop and an art gallery. These are complemented by restaurants, pubs and takeaways.
Crawshawbooth is home to the Quaker Friends Meeting House, a Grade II Listed building which dates back to the 18th Century and is still used today, CrawshawboothVillage Centre is run by a not-for-profit charity the Community Association, which is also looking to refurbish and reopen a children’s library.
On the hills above the village is one of the more unique places in the Valley RossendalePet Crematorium and Memorial Gardens.
In the Crawshawbooth Guide:
- A Right Royal Tea Party
- Corner Café
- Mondello’s Restaurant
- Riley’s Butchers
- The Indian Harvest
Also visit in Crawshawbooth
This is the largest of the five main towns in Rossendale with a population of 23,000. Pronounced ‘Rottenstall’, it dates back to the Middle Ages and boasts a plethora of independent retail shops and businesses on cobbled Bank Street and nearby Kay Street with a traditional market off Newchurch Road. A £3M development to form a new bus station possibly with a hotel is under construction. The town has a plentiful and varied selection of restaurants and cafes, takeaways, pubs and micropubs and is the terminus of the East Lancashire Railway.
A little way outside the centre there is The Whitaker, a museum and restaurant set in the picturesqueWhitaker Park, a dry ski slope Ski Rossendale, leisure complex and Golf Rossendale driving range. The Bocholt Tree is metal tree sculpture ‘planted’ on Bocholt Way which symbolises the twinning arrangements between Rossendale and the German city. It has been ‘adopted’ by an artist who regularly decorates to reflect the time of year.
The town’s library opened in 1907 and is a key landmark along with the former court buildings now a function and event venue and on the hill is the impressive Ashday Lea Masonic Hall.
In the Rawtenstall Guide
- Buffer Stops
- Casked Micropub
- Fresh Café Deli
- Hop Micro Pubs
- Litte Red Bakes
- M. Harrison Butcher
- Mr. Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar
- North Street Restaurant
- Northern Whisper Brewing Company
- Patisserie Chanel
- Simply Vegetarian
- Siphon Espresso & Brew Bar
- Star of India
- The Firepit
- The Hut
- The Thai Shack
- The Veg Shop
- The Whitaker Café
- Tony’s Fresh Fish Bar
- Wood ‘n Chocolates
Also visit in Rawtenstall
- La Turka, 87 Bank Street, Rawtenstall, BB4 7QN
- Nila, Bacup Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 7NG
Lying mid-way between the conurbations of Rawtenstall and Bacup, Waterfoot is where the water courses of Whitewell Brook and its larger neighbour the River Irwellcombine. It is home to a huge Victorian Tricketts Arcade, which sadly has never been fully restored. The town also boasts a good mix of shops, everything from crafts to butchers, a café, pubs and a small supermarket. It has an artistic side being home to The Boo, the base of the nationally-acclaimedHorse and Bamboo Theatre Company, The New Millennium Theatre, artists studios, The Milltown Gallery and Rossendale Dance and Drama Centre.
In the Waterfoot Guide:
Whitworth stretches three-a-half miles along the valley bottom from Shawforth to Healey corner and it is home to some 7,500 residents.
Along the main road, there is a stream of shops, everything from butchers to a petfood business; hardware to groceries; several pubs; cafes and takeaways.
It is the only area in Rossendale to have a town council, paid for by an additional precept on the council tax.
Cowm Leisure offers outdoor sports including waterskiing. In the former quarry on the hill, there is motocross and the town’s sports and leisure complex is run by the Community Leisure Association of Whitworth.
As you head towards Rochdale stop off and admire the picturesque Healey DellNature Reserve.
In the Whitworth Guide:
- Ashoka Restaurant
- Ashton’s Fish & Chip Shop
- Basil’s Restaurant
- Berni Inn
- Nibble’s Cafe
- Promenade Bar Grill
- Thai Cuisine at Birches Pub
Also visit in Whitworth
- Cock & Magpie Tong End, Whitworth OL12 8BJ
- Lords The Caterers, Unit 2 Spring Bank Mill, OL12 8QP
- Cakes by Kelly Marie, Whitworth, OL12 8PP
There is a food and drink revolution taking place in Rossendale. As more visitors come to the Valley, new food and drink businesses have sprung into life to meet their needs. Over the last 5 years or so, the number of food and drink businesses in Rossendale has more than doubled.
Valley at Work, Rossendale’s business association, believes that the time is right to celebrate the quality and diversity of our food business community. The result is this food and drink guide.
|526 Market Street||OL12 8QW|
|305 Market Street, Shawforth||OL12 8HA|
|Basil’s||264 Market Street||OL12 8PW|
|Berni Inn Millfold||Facit||OL12 8DN|
|597 Market Street||OL12 8QS|
|Promenade Bar Grill||142 Market Street||OL12 8SZ|
|The Birches Pub, 145 Market Street||OL12 8RU|
|165 Burnley Road, Weir||OL13 8QE|
|2A Rochdale Road||OL13 9NZ|
|Mario’s Pizzeria Ristorante||74 Market Street||OL13 0AT|
|40 Heald Lane, Weir||OL13 8PN|
|Greave Road||OL13 9HQ|
|11 Rochdale Road||OL13 9NW|
|Rochester Close, Weir,||OL13 8RN|
|Unit 10, Bacup Market, Union Street||OL13|
|523 Burnley Road East||BB4 9LQ|
|The Old Library||Bridge End House, Bacup Road||BB4 7AW|
|17 Bank Street||BB4 6QS|
|Barrels at Rawtenstall Conservative Club||3 Grange Crescent||BB4 7QT|
|Buffer Stops||Rawtenstall Station||BB4 6AG|
|16 Bury Road||BB4 6AA|
|Fresh Cafe Deli||89 Bank Street||BB4 7QN|
|Hop Micro Pubs||70 Bank Street||BB4 8EG|
|26 Redwood Drive||BB4 6DR|
|M Harrison Butcher||65A Bank Street||BB4 7QN|
|Mr Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar||5 Bank Street||BB4 6QS|
|North Street Restaurant||1 North Street||BB4 8EX|
|Northern Whisper Brewing Co||18 Newchurch Road||BB4 7QX|
|Rawtenstall Indoor Market, Newchurch Road||BB4 7QX|
|114 Bury Road||BB4 6DD|
|30 Kay Street||BB4 7LS|
|91 Bank Street||BB4 7QN|
|239 Bacup Road||BB4 7PA|
|Station House, Station Court, Newhall Hey Road,||BB4 6AJ|
|56 Bury Road||BB4 6AG|
|The Veg Shop||47 Bank Street||BB4 7QN|
|The Whitaker Café Whitaker Park||Haslingden Road||BB4 6RE|
|7A Bank Street||BB4 6QS|
|Wood ‘n Chocolates||Newchurch Road||BB4 7QX|
|The Thai Shack||Newchurch Road||BB4 7QX|
|A Right Royal Tea Party||617 Burnley Road||BB4 8AN|
|Corner Café||582 Burnley Road||BB4 8AJ|
|Mondello’s Restaurant||560 Burnley Road||BB4 8NE|
|Riley’s Butchers||599-603 Burnley Road||BB4 8AN|
|The Indian Harvest||612 Burnley Road||BB4 8AJ|
|Toffalis||554 Burnley Road||BB4 8NE|
|Pop-up kitchen for events|
|The Drop Off Café||42 Market Street||BL0 0JN|
|163 Market Street||BL0 0HJ|
|The Fisherman’s Retreat||Riding Head Lane, Shuttleworth||BL0 0HH|
|15 Maple Avenue||BB4 5NQ|
|DT Law Butcher||4-6 Blackburn Road||BB4 5QQ|
|Holden Wood Tearooms||Grane Road||BB4 4AT|
|Kismat||22 Blackburn Road||BB4 5QQ|
|261 Helmshore Road||BB4 4DJ|
|Room D||5 Deardengate||BB4 5QN|
|Spice Room||600 Blackburn Road||BB5 2SB|
|Sykeside Country House Hotel||Rawtenstall Road End||BB4 6QE|
|The Dearden Tea Rooms||12 Deardengate||BB4 5QJ|
|Café Pearsons||2 The Parade||BB4 4HD|
|529 Helmshore Road||BB4 4LQ|