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Pennine Bridleway

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The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine...

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  1. Pennine Bridleway sign

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    Pennine Bridleway


    Walking Route

    Wardle, Rochdale

    The Pennine Bridleway is the country's first National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers, and walkers, and it passes through the rugged Pennine hills near Littleborough. Passing through the Peak District, the South Pennines and into North Yorkshire and Cumbria it will is a landmark national...

  2. Rochdale Canal near Smithy Bridge

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    Rochdale Canal


    Enviromental Attraction


    First opened in 1804, the Rochdale Canal was the first trans-Pennine canal and one of the country's most spectacular waterways. An ambitious restoration programme resulted in the canal reopening along the entire 32 mile length in 2002. The canal runs from Manchester city centre, along the whole...

  3. East Lancashire Railway

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    East Lancashire Railway


    Steam Railway


    Make the trip from Grandparent to Grandchild on a journey that spans generations on this heritage railway.

    With a storied history stretching back to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the East Lancashire Railway is the steam powered heart of the Irwell Valley, pumping goods and people...

  4. Bandstand at Broadfield Park

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    Green Flag Parks


    Municipal Park


    Rochdale borough boasts 10 Green Flag parks, each one different in style, but similar in being well kept and providing a safe place to relax.

    Heywood's Queen's Park won the national 'People's Choice Green Flag Park' award in 2010 and has been restored to its Victorian splendour with a boating...

  5. The Olde Boar's Head, Middleton.

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    Olde Boar's Head Inn


    Public House / Bar


    Dating back to the late 16th century this fascinating half-timbered building is still a popular and comfortable pub. Surrounded by 19th and 20th century buildings on the main road from Middleton to Rochdale, this half-timbered pub comes as a surprise but, like the other ancient buildings in the...

  6. Marland Golf Club

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    Marland Golf Club


    Golf Course


    Marland Golf Course situated within Springfield Park is an enjoyable yet challenging 18 hole course set in 80 acres of pleasant parkland.

    No membership necessary and no booking is required Monday to Friday.

    Weekend bookings can be booked up to one week in advance. Group and individual...

  7. Middleton Arena

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    Middleton Arena


    Sports and Leisure Centres


    At the heart of the arena is the 500 seat auditorium which provides a fully functioning theatre and music and conference centre with licensed bars and café. Hosting top name comedy acts and entertainment throughout the year, Middleton arena is a must visit.

    Other facilities include a 4-court...

  8. Piethorne Valley

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    Piethorne Valley


    Lake / Reservoir


    2 miles from Newhey, the six reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland. Fishing allowed in two lakes. Limited wheelchair access. Refreshments are available locally.

  9. Healey Dell.

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    Healey Dell Nature Reserve & Tea Rooms


    Nature Reserve

    Healey, Rochdale

    Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, two miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands down thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which...

  10. Queen Elizabeth I Free Grammar School.

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    Queen Elizabeth I Free Grammar School


    Historic Site


    Thomas Langley, Chancellor of England was educated in Middleton. In 1412 he rebuilt the Parish Church and founded a charity school, the original foundation of the Grammar School.

    Completed in 1584 and now restored as a heritage centre. Remarkable features include marvellous oak roof beams and...