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Coconut dancing in Bacup

Lying deep in the Pennines between Burnley and Rochdale, this well-preserved former mill town in Lancashire is clad with Victorian stone cottages and surrounded by windswept moors. You might even recognise it from 1980s police drama Juliet Bravo.

If you're visiting at Easter, you can enjoy the centuries-old folk tradition of the Britannia Coconutters, a troupe of clog dancers who jig through the streets to herald the arrival of spring.

Mountain biking and skiing

Two old quarries above Bacup offer some of the best terrain for mountain bikers in the North West. Cragg Quarry has more than four miles of single track, while Lee Quarry has over six miles of red and black graded bike trails, designed to challenge expert riders.

Sports enthusiasts might also want to take to the slopes at Ski Rossendale. It's got dry ski slope facilities for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.

Great days out for all the family

At Animal Quackers children's farm, your little ones can interact with sheep, cows, goats and alpacas. They can also hug a bunny, bottle feed a lamb and watch Harry the hawk perform amazing tricks.

Thompson Park in Burnley is popular with families in summer. Take a boat out on the lake, paddle in the pool or go for a ride on the miniature railway.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Bacup? Travelodge Burnley Hotel is around six miles from the town. You could also try Travelodge Bury Hotel.