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Pie-making in Haslingden

Meaning Valley of the Hazels, Haslingden sits in one of the most beautiful natural vales in the country. It's close to Burnley and Blackburn, and less than 20 miles north of Manchester. The town played a prominent role in the wool and cotton industries of the 18th and 19th centuries, but it's now probably best known for its pie-making. People come from far and wide to sample the handmade pies and flans from Cissy Greens Bakery, which still uses an original 1920s recipe in its produce. And to the north of the town is the Holland's Pies factory.

Skiing and golf in Rossendale

If you're into snowsports but don't want to travel too far, you can take to the slopes at Ski Rossendale whatever the season. It's got dry ski slope facilities for skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Sports enthusiasts might also want to practice their swing at Rossendale Golf Club. Enjoy the tranquil countryside setting as you shoot some balls around the challenging fairways of the 18-hole course.

Local beauty spots among the Pennines

To the west of Haslingden is a vast area of moorland that forms part of the Pennines. The Snig Hole in Helmshore is a well-known local beauty spot where you can blow the cobwebs away. The Grane Valley, which includes three reservoirs, is popular with walkers. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Haslingden? Travelodge Burnley Hotel is around 6 miles away. If you're just passing through, Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel is a convenient stopover on the motorway.