THE EAST LANCS RAILWAY
A full list of events are available here www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities.aspx
and you can also book them via the website to avoid disappointment as these great days get booked up very quickly.
You can even drive a train for the day.
There’s nothing like it, the sounds, the smells and the sense of real accomplishment as you reach your hard won destination, little compares to driving a steam engine. The course is ideal for those who wish to explore distant horizons, at speed and with the power of steam!
With over 572 routes this really is a great place to explore the area on your bike at any time of the year.
This Year the Northern Grip Festival will be held on 8th July in Ramsbottom. This was a huge success last year and they have a great weekend planned. You can book your tickets here www.northerngrip.co.uk and also just book your camping as usual with us. This weekend can be a little busier than normal so book early to avoid disappointment.
IRWELL SCULPTURE TRAIL
Extending over 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, the trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK and makes a great free day out for all the family, connecting local heritage, the landscape and communities. The trail also links a host of cultural attractions from art galleries and museums to the East Lancashire Railway.
Whether you are on foot, on a bike or simply walking the dog, the trail provides a fascinating backdrop to the local landscape. You don’t have to do all 33 miles of the trail in one go, they have split the trail into bite size clusters allowing you to take a short walk or spend all day exploring the area.
You can pick up the trail in Irwell Vale or Ramsbottom.
2022 dates TBC
Head For The Hills Festival is an award winning weekend featuring over fifty amazing artists and musicians including international acts, emerging UK talent and local heroes.
The beautiful town of Ramsbottom comes alive with an eclectic mix of music and great arts and family shows to showcase the very best in Lancashire hospitality.
All tickets are to be purchased via the festival website www.headforthehills.org.uk
RAMSBOTTOM CRICKET CLUB
Ramsbottom CC play in the Lancashire League.
Formed in 1845 Ramsbottom have one of the largest followings in the league and play at Acre Bottom (just over the railway line) which is certainly one of the most picturesque and welcoming grounds in the league.
Ramsbottom boast an enviable history and have won the league five times and the Worsley Cup eight times.
Enjoy a summers evening down at the club watching a nice game of cricket.
The monthly artisan and farmers market in Ramsbottom is always a very popular event. The market takes place on the Second Sunday of each month and has a wide range of traders with delicious food and beautiful crafts.
Nuttall Park is a large urban community park in Ramsbottom. The park is located 5 miles north of Bury and just 600 meters from Ramsbottom town centre, by foot, 1 mile by road. Opened in 1928 as a public park it is also linked to the Irwell Sculpture Trail.
The park is level in most places with well maintained footways and accessible to people in wheelchairs and families with push chairs.
2 bowling greens
Children's play area
2 tennis courts
Fishing in the river
National Cycle Route through the park
Car park at the Nuttall Hall Road entrance
Public art, part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail
The CHOCOLATE festival
2022 dates TBC
Held all over Ramsbottom
If you like chocolate then this is the festival for you. Chocolate everything even wine!
THE COMMUNITREE INITATIVE
Specialising in outdoor education: reconnecting people with nature and each other in pursuit of a better society.
This is a great day out for anyone, not just for children, they hold all kinds of events throughout the year.