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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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Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve

Manchester Old Road
Greater Manchester
M24 1WF

Tel: +44 (0)1706 350 459

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Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve
Once part of the Alkrington Hall estate, this area of mature woodland provides an ideal habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna. Informal paths take the visitor through woodland along the banks of the River Irk and around the fishing lodges at Rhodes. For details of the Friends of Alkrington Woods group, call 0161 643 7073.

Opening Times

2017 opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

What's Nearby

  1. Middleton Arena

    Middleton Arena

    This mult-purpose venue offers acquatics, fitness classes, racquet sports and features a multi-use...

    0.82 miles away
  2. The Olde Boar's Head, Middleton.

    Olde Boar's Head Inn

    Dating back to the late 16th century this fascinating half-timbered building is still a popular and...

    0.89 miles away
  3. St Leonard's Parish Church

    St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton

    St Leonard's dates predominantly from 1524, but still retains a tower and porch from Cardinal...

    0.98 miles away
  4. Middleton Old Grammar School.

    Queen Elizabeth I Free Grammar School

    Thomas Langley, Chancellor of England was educated in Middleton. In 1412 he rebuilt the Parish...

    1.04 miles away
  1. Jubilee Park

    Jubilee Park

    This lovely little park is located in the town’s conservation area, between the recently renovated...

    1.15 miles away
  2. Hopwood Woods Nature Reserve

    Hopwood Woods Nature Reserve

    A woodland haven for birds and other wildlife whilst the informal pathways allow visitors to wander...

    1.98 miles away
  3. Hopwood Clough

    Hopwood Clough

    Centred on Hopwood Hall College, Middleton Hopwood Nature Reserve near Middleton provides a...

    1.99 miles away
  4. Falinge Park

    Falinge Park

    A popular Victorian Park, close to Rochdale Town Centre. Main features are the façade of Falinge...

    2.77 miles away
  5. Bandstand at Broadfield Park

    Green Flag Parks

    Rochdale borough boasts eight Green Flag parks, each one different in style, but similar in being...

    3.32 miles away
  6. Queen's Park, Green Flag Award

    Queen's Park, Green Flag Award

    Queen's Park is of historical importance, with gardens and a lake for visitors to enjoy.


    3.58 miles away
  7. Springfield Park

    Springfield Park

    Between Rochdale and Heywood, the Borough's largest park with landscaped and wooded slopes down to...

    4.35 miles away
  8. Marland Golf Club

    Marland Golf Club

    Marland Golf Course situated within Springfield Park is an enjoyable yet challenging 18 hole course...

    4.36 miles away
  9. Ashworth and Roch Valleys

    Ashworth and Roch Valleys

    Spectacular views are available in the wooded river valleys and hillside areas around the Ashworth...

    4.44 miles away
  10. St John the Baptist RC Church

    St John the Baptist RC Church

    Described as one of Rochdale's hidden gems the church has a beautiful, recently restored mosaic. ...

    5.23 miles away
  11. Fire Service Museum

    Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

    This unusual museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating history of fire...

    5.24 miles away
  12. East Lancashire Railway on viaduct

    East Lancashire Railway

    Experience the sounds, smell and stunning surroundings of this heritage railway.

    The East...

    5.28 miles away
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