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Rossendale: The Adrenaline Valley

Ski Rossendale

Ski Rossendale

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Take a deep breath and get ready to go! Escape to the beautiful Rossendale Valley for an energising family break you’ll never forget.

Set in the south Pennine hills, Rossendale is an outstanding and distinctive part of East Lancashire, and if adrenaline is your escape it is the perfect retreat. For those who love the challenge of the peaks and troughs of the quarries, hitting the slopes or tackling the waters the Valley has it all. A one stop destination for all looking to experience adrenaline sports in the picturesque surroundings of Lancashire’s great outdoors.

Think you’ve got what it takes to attempt the leap of faith? Soar through the air at Grip and Go, an action packed indoor climbing and laser tag centre for all the family.

If heights aren’t your thing, start the day with a splash at The Water Ski Academy on the beautiful Cowm Reservoir boasting great facilities for water skiing and wake boarding. Swap the water for slopes and head out for an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding at Ski Rossendale, one of the best outdoor snow sport venues in the North West of England.

Feel the wind in your hair as you walk, cycle or ride the many miles of trails. Venture through the challenging mountain bike tracks at Lee Quarry and Cragg Quarry, discover rocky landscape, shear drops, twists and turns into climbs that lead to stunning views of Rossendale. See the Rossendale Cycle Map for more cycling opportunities.

If speed is something you prefer then visit the UK’s number one off road motor sport venue at Cowm Leisure with 150 acres of disused stone quarry. Bring your 4x4, motorbike or pit bike and experience stone outcrops, inclines, descents and much more challenging terrain.

The Adrenaline Valley is about ‘Adventure for All’, offering families, groups and thrill seeking individuals the chance to get fit whilst enjoying the outdoors. Learn new skills, have fun and take on a challenge with the many activities on offer.

After an action packed day, book somewhere to stay, rest and recuperate. For some inspiration take a look at the feature in our Visitor Magazine ‘24hrs in Rossendale’s Adrenaline Valley’.

If adrenaline fuelled sports aren't your cup of tea there's plenty of other things to do. Take a wander round a museum, watch a show at the theatre or enjoy a ride through the Valley by steam train. Check out Rossendale Valley's whats on page for some ideas.

Find out more about Rossendale Valley by reading 48 Hours in the Valley. 

    • Grip and Go

      Grip and Go

      Grip & Go is an action packed indoor climbing and activity centre for all the family. Scale their 22 walls of fun, or Wander through the eerie, abandoned District with a game of Laser Quest.

    • Ski Rossendale

      Ski Rossendale

      Ski Rossendale is the Northwest’s biggest and best outdoor ski and snowboard centre, consisting of three slopes which vary in difficulty, height and gradient.

    • The Water Ski Academy

      The Water Ski Academy

      Set in beautiful countryside, Whitworth Water Ski & Recreation Centre boasts some of the best facilities for water skiing and wake boarding.

    • Cowm Leisure

      Cowm Leisure

      Bring your 4x4, motorbike or pit bike and experience stone outcrops, inclines, descents and much more challenging terrain in 150 acres of stone quarry.

    • Cragg Quarry Mountain Bike Trail

      Cragg Quarry Mountain Bike Trail

      Here you will find about 6.5km of swooping flowing singletrack which makes good use of the spoil heaps left up there by Rossendale’s Quarrying heritage.

    • Lee Quarry Mountain Bike Trail

      Lee Quarry Mountain Bike Trail

      Lee Quarry boasts around 8km of tough technical mountain bike trails comprising rock gardens, drop offs, tabletop jumps and challenging climbs.

    • Explore The Adrenaline Valley

      Explore The Adrenaline Valley

      Explore the Adrenaline Valley by foot or bike and view miles of rolling hills. Inhale the crisp countryside air on short rambles and challenging long distance treks.

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