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Inspiration

  1. A mother and child feeding ducks at Hollingworth Lake.
    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport".
    1. A family walking through Queen's Park.
      With tranquil gardens and a picturesque lake for visitors to enjoy, Queen’s Park is not only a Green Flag Park, it's also a great day out for all the family.
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    2. 2 miles from Newhey, the 6 reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland.
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    3. 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.
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    4. A steam train billowing smoke as it clears a tunnel.
      A 12 mile heritage railway based in Bury, operating steam and diesel train rides through charming villages and picturesque scenery. The well-equipped stations boast cafés, pubs, gift shops and more.
    5. A plaque commemorating Tractor Sound Studios in Heywood.
      Blue plaques celebrate famous people, places and historic events in the borough of Rochdale. Purple plaques in Rochdale borough celebrate Dame Gracie Fields and mark places of significance in her life.
    6. Narrow boat on the Rochdale Canal.
      First opened in 1804, the Rochdale Canal was the first trans-Pennine canal and one of the country's most spectacular waterways.
    7. Aqueduct in a wooded clearing.
      Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, 2 miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.
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    8. Touchstones
      Full of fun activities for the kids, fascinating facts for adults and, for the not so young, a chance to share some cherished memories. Come and discover Rochdale's past and, perhaps, help shape its future.
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