Whitworth is a thriving town with a population of approximately 7,500, nestled in the foothills of the Pennines, between the towns of Bacup to the north and Rochdale to the south.
Whitworth sits right on the tip of the Lancashire boundary, bordering Greater Manchester to the south (Rochdale), with West Yorkshire just over the easterly hills in Todmorden.
Whitworth covers an area of around seven square miles and follows the old 18th century turnpike road which linked Manchester to Skipton. Whitworth achieved the status of Borough in 1894 and still retains its own Town Council dealing with local issues whilst having four members on the Borough Council of Rossendale.
Whitworth Town Council’s Tourism and Lesiure Committee organises a number of events in the town including the annual Rushcart, Scarecrow festival and New Year’s Day Duck Race. At the southern end of Whitworth is the only designated Nature Reserve, Healey Dell.
Whitworth is also featured on Visit Lancashire here; www.visitlancashire.com/explore/whitworth