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Oaklands Rise offers an exclusive collection of 4 & 5 bedroom executive homes, amidst the rolling hills and picturesque views of the Rossendale Valley, giving it a real feeling of peace and tranquility yet benefitting from close proximity to the local amenities of Rawtenstall.
Rawtenstall is a town at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, in Lancashire, England. It is the seat for the Borough of Rossendale, in which it is located. It lies just over 17 miles north of Manchester, around 20 miles east of Preston and Bacup, Haslingden and Ramsbottom. Rossendale is one of the most picturesque places in England. It's history is steeped with tradition which is reflected in many of the towns annual events.
Most people will enter Rawtenstall via the A56 bypass, known as the gateway to Rossendale. Less than 40 minutes drive from Manchester and with an express bus route providing a great public transport link too, Rossendale Valley is the place to be for stunning countryside living. The M66 provides great access to the valley's pretty villages, which are well known for their great schools and the countryside is popular with extreme sports fans. Tucked away in the rolling hills, north of Bury and Rochdale, Rossendale is the place to be if you want to get away from it all.
24 miles to Manchester Airport, 34 miles to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and 28 miles to Leeds Bradford Aiport, all are within easy reach for national and international flights.
The East Lancashire Railway runs right into Rawtenstall from where you can stroll directly into the Buffer's Stop Pub and sample some of their local ales and ciders or take a ride on the famous Thomas the Tank Engine.
The town of Rawtenstall has a number of primary schools and two high schools. There are many other great schools within easy reach, as well as a selection of Colleges and Universities within commuting distance, offering a wide-range of further education courses for all walks of life.
Rawtenstall has an abundance of sports, from the extreme to gentle walks in the beautiful countryside, offering a huge variety to suit all tastes.
Ski Rossendale just off Haslingden Old Road, is a must for budding skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. This famous dry ski slope is fun for families and a must for adrenaline junkies.
Cycling fans can test their mountain bike skills at one of the UK's top ten cycling destinations. 'Adrenaline Gateway' at Bacup's Lee Quarry, or cycle the Rolling Boar Trails and take in the views of the Rossendale Valley.
You could always get out on Clowbridge Reservoir and try your hand at water skiing or take some classes at the Waterski Centre in Whitworth or just enjoy the circular walk around this picturesque reservoir.
Marl Pits Sports and Leisure club in Rawtenstall has an indoor 25 metre swimming pool, a toddler pool, a well-equipped gym and four all-weather 3G five-aside football pitches.
Golf Rossendale Driving Range and Academy offers the perfect venue to practice your swing whilst taking in all the beautiful scenic views of Rawtenstall.
There are lots of activities to do from walking and rock climbing, to more relaxing pastimes like exploring the local shops and markets. Bank Street is the main thoroughfare in the town of Rawtenstall with beautiful views of the valley. It is home to a fantastic selection of shops, hairdressers, cafes, charity shops, plus other popular businesses. A little further down is Rawtenstall Market with fresh food, homemade craft and local trades. Fitzpatrick's is just one of the many unique independent shops on Bank Street, they have been making cordials and drink since 1899.
The Whitaker is a stunning museum, gallery and cafe with constantly changing displays and collections. You can spend the day here and take a walk round Whitaker Park, with its picturesque gardens and the Incredible Edible allotments.
Lamberts Mill Shop in Rawtenstall is a must see, with the Footwear Museum, 23 local producers, Annie Peach's Tea Room and bespoke niche handmade upholstery.
For a bird's eye view of the whole area, head up to Top o' Slate and admire the spectacular scenery. While up there, don't miss the Halo Panopticon, a fabulous contemporary sculpture which resembles a UFO hovering off the ground from a distance. It's especially dramatic at night lit from beneath by a series of blue LED lights.
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