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Rossendale Life

Rossendale Life

The majority of our Coppenwall team are from Rossendale. We have lived ’round ere’ all our lives and we love it. Coppenwall is an online estate agency that has been born out of experience in the industry, and the Rossendale valley.

Why move / live in the Rossendale valley? well… here’s what the Coppenwall team have to say.

New Hall Hey Retail Park

Rossendale valley is on the rise, with new developments such as the new retail park at New Hall Hey. This offers new shopping outlets such as: Pets at Home, TK Maxx, Costa Coffee, Dominoes, Aldi and Marks and Spencers.

Spinning Point Development

Rawtenstall town centre is currently in it’s initial phase of regeneration, with a new 8 lane bus station and  new office spaces for Together Housing.

The local council are spending a staggering 5.4 million pounds on the new project. This will definitely bring a fresh modern look to the town.

Firepit Restaurant

Now… this is a very special place for us. We go regularly and LOVE the steak on a stone from here, you’ve got to try it! it’s the best steak in town. The Firepit also has a cocktail bar upstairs which has every drink you can imagine.

The cocktail bar can be dangerous though if you are booked in for a meal.

We’ve missed our table once or twice through drinking and chatting with friends.

East Lancashire Railway Rawtenstall

Rawtenstall, is the end of the line for the East Lancs Railway. The station in Rawtenstall is home to the Buffer Stops that has some of the best real ale in Lancashire. There is a famous ‘Rail Ale Trail’ that runs from Rawtenstall to Ramsbottom and back again. The line also regularly features famous steam engines such as the Flying Scotsman and the Tornado.

Ski Rossendale / The Hill

The famous Ski Rossendale dry ski slope has been a valley hotspot for over 45 years. If you tell anyone thats not from Rossendale where you are from they usually ask, “is that where the ski slope is?”.

The slope was even advertised at Euston Station in London in 1984 to educate “Southerners” that there was more going on “up north” than they thought.

The ski slope offers training courses on skiing & snowboarding. Kids can play on Fun Tubes and have parties there. There is an on site cafe serving warm drinks and food and snacks. There’s something for everyone here.

Adrenalin Gateway – Lee & Cragg Quarry

Lee quarry Stacksteads used to be a fully functioning quarry. I used to play around on my mountain bike there as a youngster.

In recent years, the quarry has been turned into a man-made adrenaline-fuelled bike park. The quarry offers different routes for different skills of rider.

This is definitely on of our favourites.  Some of the team at Coppenwall are avid mountain bikers, spending a lot of time up the quarry and on the fantastic biking trails around the valley.

There is a fantastic famous ride called the Mary Townley Loop. This is a 47 mile bike ride around parts of Rossendale! It’s not for the faint hearted!

The Rossendale Way – Walk

This famous walk around the stunning countryside is a massive 41 miles and follows the Rossendale Borough boundary.

The walk will take Holcombe Moor, Musbury Heights, Calf Hey Reservoir, Haslingden Moor, Rising Bridge, Loveclough, Clough Bottom, Brown Wardle Hill and Cowpe Moss. Best enjoyed on a summers day (or few days) this walk is a must for anyone in the Rossendale valley.

The Rose ‘N’ Bowl Carvery and Pub

We’ve been regulars here for well over a decade, and this is undoubtedly the best Carvery in the North West.

The Rose N Bowl is also famous for its events, including: gigs on the bowling green. Yorkshire pudding eating contests and the WORLD FAMOUS Gravy Wrestling Championships. One of the Coppenwall team has actually been a champ on two occasions!

Let’s not forget the Rose N Bowl has a fantastic full size bowling green that’s always full of avid crown green bowlers.

There’s so much to offer in the Rossendale valley, including it’s rich history, vibrant nightlife and great eateries. It’s no wonder the area is becoming a property hotspot.

If you’re interested in buying or selling property in the Valley, contact Coppenwall, Rossendales local property experts.