Three miles east of the town centre, historic Worsthorne village has a number of interesting listed buildings, including the Church of St. John the Evangelist with its beautiful Arts and Crafts stained glass windows and fascinating wrought iron work. The annual Worsthorne Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in the church at the beginning of August and should not be missed for its excellent crafts stalls and scrumptious teas with homemade cakes.
A great base for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, the village is on the edge of Worsthorne Moor a sweeping landscape of vast open moors and hills and part of the South Pennine Heritage Area. On the moor you will find peregrines and merlins, short eared owls and red grouse, skylark and twite all making their homes among the tussocks of moorland grass and heather. Even the hen harrier, which was thought to have deserted the area is making a comeback and joining the rare ringed ousel in making these moors their home again.