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  1. Ellenroad Engine House
    Built in 1892 on the banks of the River Beal, the Ellenroad cotton mill produced fine cotton yarn using mule spinning.
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  2. 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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  3. 2 miles from Newhey, the 6 reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland.
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  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. Rochdale Canal near Smithy Bridge
    First opened in 1804, the Rochdale Canal was the first trans-Pennine canal and one of the country's most spectacular waterways.
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  7. Healey Dell.
    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 Rochdale.
    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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  9. A map of the Bib Knowl Walk
    Looking towards Rochdale, the area known as Lake Bank can be seen. It has developed into the popular entertainment centre for Hollingworth Lake. and an important centre for water sports.
  10. Walk in the park by Ed Swinden
    High in the Pennines above Wardle village, the area around Watergrove Reservoir includes walking trails with spectacular views, bird watching, fishing and a link to the Pennine Bridleway.
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