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Pennine Bridleway

Pennine Bridleway sign

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. Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

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    Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum




    This unusual museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating history of fire fighting within Greater Manchester. It includes many varied exhibits, including fire appliances in period settings, such as a Victorian street, fire station and 1940 Blitz scene.

    The museum is based...

  5. Touchstones Rochdale.

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    Touchstones Rochdale




    An award winning Arts and Heritage Centre with an Art Gallery, Museum, Visitor Information Centre,  Local Studies Centre and Cafe. Just 2 minutes walk from the town centre shopping and is convenient for car parks and public transport. Nearby attractions include Rochdale Town Hall and the Pioneer...

  6. Hollingworth Lake.

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    Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre


    Lake / Reservoir


    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again visitors can enjoy many outdoor attractions and an excellent Visitor Centre. Spanning 118 acres with the dramatic backdrop of Blackstone Edge, the lake is one of the most popular days out in the area.


  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.