Rossendale: Active Spaces

About Us

Our officially trained, Walk Leaders and Volunteer Walk Leaders hold Enhanced DBS Disclosure certificates;  walk leaders are First Aid trained. Staff have have undertaken BSCA Mountain Bike training and Cycle Leader training. All staff and volunteers are fully insured.

Staff and Volunteer Walk Leaders have attended training in: Identifying & Dealing Effectively People with Mental Health Issues and Dementia Awareness.

We offer a series of active options including walks/triking/cycling, (sessions of varying lengths), gentle exercise and sporting activities to appeal to a wide range of ages and individuals. Through promoting the fun and accessibility of these activities the project aims to reach those people who would not necessarily take part in regular exercise. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. The project also aims to increase the confidence of these participants so that they then feel motivated to continue exercising independently.

Exercise has proven results in improving both mental and physical problems. Depression is a major issue in deprived areas, taking people out walking and cycling can address these issues, making people not only feel better about themselves, but also appreciate their local area and promote a sense of pride in their town.

Funded by the CCG, LCC.

Our Walks


Rossendale Roamers Class B/C. Walks around the valley.

New walkers meet at 09.45 to complete a short application form.

Regulars meet at 10.00. Walk for approx. 1 ½ hrs, some inclines and stiles. Various locations across Rossendale. Please contact Jane for more details, 07595778327

Walk duration anything from 60mins. to 90mins. dependant on weather, route and abilities of the walkers within the group.



Bacup Family Centre Walk. Class A walk. Meet for 11.00 at Bacup Family Centre for a  walk lasting 15 to 45 mins.


St Mary's Ladies Walk. Class A Walk. Meet at 09:15 outside the main gates to St Mary's school, Rawtenstall. A steadily paced walk lasting between 15 and 45 minutes.

St Anne's School Breakfast Walk. Class A Walk. Meet outside the school entrance at 09:00 for a 15 - 60 minute walk.

Haslingden Health Centre Walk. Class A. Meet for 10.00 at the Medical Centre.

Walk lasts for approx. 10 to 30 minutes.

Parkside Care Home Centre Health Walk. Class A. (closed walk) start at 11:00

A walk for the residents of Parkside care home around Stubby Lee Park. Bacup.

Walk lasts 15-30 minutes


Walk classifications:

A = Easy B = Moderate C = A longer walk with hills and mud

Our Events

Rossendale Summer Events




James Kenyon
07545 734361


This scheme is accredited by Walking for Health