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Halo - Panopticon

Type:Viewpoint

Cribden End Lane, Top o' Slate, Rossendale, Lancashire

Tel: 01282 421986

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Halo - Panopticon
Halo, Rossendale
Design by John Kennedy, LandLab.

Rossendale's Panopticon, 'Halo', is an 18m-diameter steel lattice structure supported on a tripod five metres above the ground. From its position on Top o' Slate, an old quarry and former landfill site situated in the hills above Haslingden in the Rossendale Valley, it is clearly visible for miles around.

'Halo' is lit at night using the latest LED technology and after dark glows a sky-blue colour, appearing to hover above the town. This dramatic gateway piece overlooks the A56, welcoming visitors to Pennine Lancashire.

'Halo' is the centrepiece of a wider scheme, led by the REMADE in Lancashire programme, Groundwork Pennine Lancashire and Rossendale Borough Council, which has reclaimed and returned to public use 33 hectares of land including Top o' Slate and the adjacent Duckworth Clough. New tree and shrub planting has taken place and picnic tables, seating and interpretation features have been introduced, together with improved footpaths.

From the attractively re-landscaped site there are dramatic views overlooking the Rossendale Valley, and on the horizon can be seen both Darwen Tower and Peel Tower. To the south the visitor can see Bury and Manchester and, in the distance beyond, the Derbyshire Pennines.

Panopticans was devised and managed by Mid Pennine Arts with a network of partners across Pennine Lancashire.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Halo - Panopticon (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Directions

Road Directions

Halo: Landranger 103 Blackburn, Burnley and surrounding area, 1:50 000 scale. Grid ref 795238

From M65: Exit junction 8 and take A56/A6068 exit to Bury/Manchester/M66/Clitheroe. At the roundabout take the exit onto A56 heading to Manchester/Bury/M66/Accrington/A679. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Blackburn Road/A680 heading to Haslingden. After approx 1/2 mile and immediately after some traffic lights, turn left steeply up Hud Rake, which becomes High Street. 400 yards further on, there is a sharp left turn on to Higher Lane. Only residents and those with disabled parking permits have vehicle access beyond this point, so park in the town and walk up Higher Lane towards 'Halo' (approx 10 minutes).

From M66: Continue on A56 and take the A680 exit towards Haslingden. At the roundabout take the exit onto Manchester Road/A680, and at the next roundabout take the exit onto Haslingden Road/A681. Turn left at Union road, and then left at Haslingden Old road, continue onto Kirk Hill Road. Turn right at Laund lane and take the 1st left towards Cribden End Lane. 400 yards further on, there is a sharp left turn on to Higher Lane. Only residents and those with disabled parking permits have vehicle access beyond this point, so park in the town and walk up Higher Lane towards 'Halo' (approx 10 minutes).

Public Transport Directions

For public transport information out of normal office hours contact:
Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area)
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50

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