Rural Rossendale Foodie Walking Festival
3rd March 2010
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1st October 2010- 4th October 2010

Many people who visit Rossendale for the first time are always pleasantly surprised by the hills and variety of walks the area has to offer.  This year the Rural Rossendale Walking Festival features a host of aptly named ‘foodie’ walks,   taking in the best of Rossendale’s local food producers.

The interesting programme of walks takes place on the first weekend in October which coincides with Rossendale Farmers market on 03.10.10.

For a real Lancashire experience make the most of the weekend walks by booking in to any one of the places to stay on  High standards and stunning views abound and a warm welcome awaits you whatever the weather.

The event is organised by lady volunteers that run local B&B’s and self-catering properties in the Rossendale Valley.  A proportion of the funds raised on the day will be donated to the North West Air Ambulance and First Responders team.

Friday 01.10.10    - The Fudge Trudge. 

A circular route around Whitworth departing from Market Street through Healey Dell, across Brown Wardle Hill and back around Cowm Reservoir with a short stop at the Fudge Village to refuel.   

10 miles/16 km, 10.00am, £3.00

Saturday 02.10.10. - Swish and Chips. 

A circular route departing from The Bizzy Plaice, Edenfield (Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Award) walking over Scout Moor and viewing the largest on-shore wind farm in England to the top of Cowpe via Sandbeds Road and back to The Bizzy Plaice for Fish and Chips.   

7 miles/11 km, 10.00am, £5.00

Saturday 02.10.10 - Saturday Sarsaparilla Surprise. 

A surprise walk in the Rossendale Valley with special guest photographer imparting useful tips and hints; so bring your camera.  Departing from the East Lancashire Railway Station at Rawtenstall, stopping off for a glass of Sarsaparilla at Fitzpatrick’s Britain’s last temperance bar.  Free Sarsaparilla drops for all walkers.   

4 miles/6km, 10.00am, £3.00

Sunday 03.10.10    - The Cheese Breeze. 

A family friendly walk around Cronkshaw Fold Farm.  Viewing the animals and learning all about farming in the Alden Valley.  Lancashire Cheese samples for all walkers.   

2 miles/3km, 10:00am, Adults £3.00, Children Free

Sunday 03.10.10    - The Soup Loop. 

A circular route departing from Bacup Leisure Hall taking in part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, The Rossendale Way and the Pennine Bridleway.  Stopping off en route for a delicious bowl of home-made soup at Peers Clough Farm.   

12 miles/ 19km,    10:00am, £3.00

Monday 04.10.10 - Black Pudding Plod. 

A circular route around Haslingden Grane Valley departing from Waterside Industrial Estate the home of the award winning Real Lancashire Black Pudding Company.  Black pudding recipe leaflet for all participating walkers.   

7 miles/11km, 10.00am, £3.00

Further information from Wendy Davison on: 07746 556337 or email:

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