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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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Hollingworth Lake - A Circular Trail

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Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre
Rakewood Road
Littleborough
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
OL15 0AQ

Tel: 01706 373421

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A map of the Hollingworth Lake Circular Trail

Hollingworth Lake is in fact, a reservoir.

Built in the early 1800s to supply water to the Rochdale Canal. The trail begins at the Visitor Centre and follows the lake side in a clockwise direction. Looking from the Rakewood Dam, there is a splendid panorama of the Lake, the M62 and the rocky outline of Blackstone Edge on the Pennine Edge.

This walk is suitable for all ages and abilities, but care should always be taken when walking on or near a public road. This route follows waymarked public footpaths and is an easy walk. Firm  footwear is recommended for this route.

What's Nearby

  1. Hollingworth Lake.

    Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Visitor Centre

    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport". Now once again...

    0.25 miles away
  2. Littleborough Coach House

    Littleborough Coach House and Heritage Centre

    A Grade 2 Listed building of architectural and historical interest within an important conservation...

    0.89 miles away
  3. Piethorne Valley

    Piethorne Valley

    2 miles from Newhey, the six reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland....

    1.75 miles away
  4. Walk in the park by Ed Swinden

    Watergrove Reservoir

    High in the Pennines above Wardle village, the area around Watergrove Reservoir includes walking...

    1.82 miles away
  1. Rochdale Canal near Smithy Bridge

    Rochdale Canal

    First opened in 1804, the Rochdale Canal was the first trans-Pennine canal and one of the country's...

    2.13 miles away
  2. Ellenroad Engine House

    Ellenroad Engine House

    Built in 1892 on the banks of the River Beal, the Ellenroad cotton mill produced fine cotton yarn...

    2.2 miles away
  3. St Mary in the Baum

    St Mary in the Baum

    Built as a chapel-of-ease to St Chad's Rochdale in 1742 it was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester...

    2.93 miles away
  4. Rochdale Pioneers Museum

    Rochdale Pioneers Museum

    The Rochdale Pioneers Museum is widely regarded as the home of the worldwide Co-operative movement...

    2.98 miles away
  5. Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

    Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum

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

    2.99 miles away
  6. Rochdale Town Hall.

    Rochdale Town Hall

    Rochdale Town Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest Victorian town halls in Britain. It was...

    3.02 miles away
  7. 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....

    3.03 miles away
  8. Rochdale Parish Church

    Rochdale Parish Church, St Chads

    There has been a church on the hill overlooking Rochdale Town Centre for well over 1,000 years....

    3.06 miles away
  9. Touchstones Rochdale.

    Touchstones Rochdale

    An award winning Arts and Heritage Centre with an Art Gallery, Museum, Visitor Information Centre,...

    3.13 miles away
  10. Rochdale Broadfield Park bandstand.

    Broadfield Park

    Rochdale's town centre park, the oldest in the borough, is of great historic interest and contains...

    3.14 miles away
  11. St Edmund church

    St Edmund's Church

    St Edmund's Church in Falinge, Rochdale is regarded as one of the finest but least known gems of...

    3.2 miles away
  12. Painting by Phyllis Hargreaves

    Healey Dell Gallery

    Healey Dell is one of Rochdale's hidden gems. An area of outstanding beauty that has been...

    3.8 miles away
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