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Letters RW, green on yellow arrowsRossendale Way

66 km / 41 miles

Gtr Man, Lancs
A high-level route around Bacup, Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Whitworth in the Rossendale Valley, crossing the open moors and farmland of the South Pennines which roughly follows the Rossendale Borough boundary. Although easy to follow, it does need care in poor conditions. The waymarked Weighver's Way (9 miles and on OS mapping) is a linear route from Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, which connects with the Rossendale Way at Healey Dell. See Burnley Way, Crowthorn Rose and Irwell Sculpture Trail.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters RW, green on yellow arrows
Letters RW, green on yellow arrows
Challenging; Moorland; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SD889246 - Sharneyford, Lancs
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Rossendale Way (Rossendale Borough Council)
Weighver's Way (Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre)
Guide to the Rossendale Way (Sigma Press - 2011)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Route Profile:

65.5 Km (40.7 miles)
1,734 m (5,689 ft) ascent
463 m (1,519 ft)  maximum height