Loveclough /ˈlʌf.klʌf/ is a small hamlet at the edge of the
Rossendale Valley, in Lancashire, England. It is located next to
Crawshawbooth, a larger village with a school and shops, and
Rawtenstall, a larger town that is connected via motorway to cities
such as Manchester. The village lies 20 miles north of Manchester, 21
miles east of Preston, and 44 miles south east of Lancaster, the
2 Geography and tourism
Loveclough is considered part of the
Rossendale and Darwen
constituency, after the constituency of
Rossendale was abolished in
1983. The constituency sends one Member of Parliament to the House of
Commons. As of June 2009, both
Lancashire County Council and the local
Rossendale Borough Council, are controlled by the
Geography and tourism
The small hamlet is located on the edge of the Pennine hills in
Northern England. Away from the cities and in the hills, some people
would consider it a beauty spot of the north west of the country, and
a quiet place to go around business without the stress of city life.
Various wildlife can be seen in the area, and there are plenty of
lakes and rivers, such as the Limy Water, a tributary of the River
Irwell which it joins in Rawtenstall. Local people take advantage of
this by performing activities such as fishing and bird watching.
Loveclough is served by a bus service, the X43 and X44 services, named
'The Witch Way'.
The route was shortlisted for a UK Bus Award in October 2006.
Burnley & Pendle bus 2755 on route X44 at Rawtenstall, the ones
they use en route through the village
Loveclough to the west during January 2011, showing its role as a
Lancashire County Council: Declared result for election held on 04
June 2009". Retrieved 21 April 2011.
^ "Red rose county turns Tory blue". BBC article after British
election. 5 June 2009.
Loveclough Trout Fishery". www.go-fish.co.uk. Retrieved 21 April
^ "Luxury bus service up for award".
Geography of the Borough of Rossendale
Brown Wardle Hill
Hail Storm Hill
Calf Hey Reservoir