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  1. To celebrate Dippy’s visit to Rochdale in 2020, we’ve created a garden that showcases some of the plants that were around when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
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  2. Step back in time with our prehistoric bog garden.
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  3. Step back in time with our prehistoric bog gardens.
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  4. Rochdale Broadfield Park bandstand.
    Rochdale's town centre park, the oldest in the borough, is of great historic interest and contains the statue of John Bright MP.
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  5. Jubilee Park.
    A Green Flag Award, this lovely little park is located in the town’s conservation area, between the recently renovated Middleton Library and St Leonards Church. It has an elegant bandstand and plenty of seating.
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  6. 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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  7. The bandstand at Hare Hill Park.
    Hare Hill Park in Littleborough is a traditional Victorian Park with many original features.
  8. The Rochdale Cenotaph.
    The restored Rochdale Memorial Gardens provide a quality public green space in the heart of Rochdale town centre.
  9. Truffet Park is the local park for the people of Langley, which is located 1 mile north west of Middleton.
  10. Hopwood Park is a small pocket park crammed with facilities and features you would normally only expect in a bigger park.
  11. 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.
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  12. 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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  1. Add Pennine Bridleway 'Loop' Mountain Bike Day Ride in Littleborough to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hollingworth Lake Country Park, Rakewood Road, Littleborough, OL15 0AQ

    Telephone

    01706 373 421

    Littleborough

    Fancy a new challenge? Then why not "Try a Trail" and have a go at this 10 mile loop from Walsden or extend it to a 20 mile ride by starting from Hollingworth Lake near Littleborough.

  2. Add Milnrow Memorial Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    Newhey Road, Milnrow, Greater Manchester, OL16 4JF

    Milnrow

    Milnrow Memorial Park was created in 1952, and was built on the site of Cliffe House.

  3. Add Watergrove Reservoir to your Itinerary

    Address

    Wardle Road, Ramsden Road, Wardle, Greater Manchester, OL12 9EN

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 881049

    Wardle

    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.

  4. Add Ashworth and Roch Valleys to your Itinerary

    Address

    Ashworth Road, Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Heywood, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL10 4BE

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 350459

    Heywood, Rochdale

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

  5. Add Rochdale Canal to your Itinerary

    Address

    Littleborough, GREATER MANCHESTER, OL16 1LQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 924928

    Littleborough

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

  6. Add Hopwood Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    Coronation Avenue, Hopwood, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 2NB

    Hopwood, Heywood

    Hopwood Park is a small pocket park crammed with facilities and features you would normally only expect in a bigger park.

  7. Add Broadfield Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    St Alban's Street, Off Drake Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1QT

    Telephone

    +44 (0)7800 672 396

    Rochdale

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

  8. Address

    Across the borough

    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.

  9. Add Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    Lakebank, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL15 0DQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 370 499

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre has been leading the way in the provision of water activities in the Northwest of England since 1989.

  10. Add Rochdale Pioneers Museum to your Itinerary

    Address

    31 Toad Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 0NU

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 524920

    Rochdale

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

  11. Summit Gap and Railway Tunnel

    Add Summit Gap and Railway Tunnel to your Itinerary

    Address

    A6033, Todmorden Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 373 421

    Littleborough

    This important crossing point hosts the longest railway tunnel, 2869 yards, when built by George Stephenson in 1841, the highest point on the Rochdale, an ancient packhorse route and turnpike road.

  12. Add Pennine Bridleway to your Itinerary

    Address

    Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle Road, Wardle, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 9EN

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 924928

    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.

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    Peregrine falcons have been nesting outside the clock tower at Rochdale Town Hall since 2008.

    You can watch a live webcam to see the birds' progress through the nesting period as they raise their young at the top of Rochdale's most historic…

  14. Add Queen's Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    Queen's Park Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 1AH

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 620541/07976059534

    Heywood

    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.

  15. Add Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1AB

    Rochdale

    Rochdale Town Centre - Blue Plaque Trail takes you to the location of 20 blue plaques erected up to the end of summer 2013, coupled with information on listed and historic buildings of great interest.

  16. Add Windsurfing at Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre, Lakebank, Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15 0QD

    Telephone

    01706 370499

    Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough

    Experience the thrill of windsurfing at Hollingworth Lake.

  17. Add Kitcliffe - A Piethorne Valley Walk to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rangers’ Office, Ogden Lane, Newhey, Milnrow, Greater Manchester, OL16 3TQ

    Telephone

    01706 881049

    Newhey, Milnrow

    Built between 1872 and 1878 to collect water from the Wickenhall Brook, Ogden Reservoir holds 185 million gallons. Ogden and Foulwater Lodge together release up to 1 million gallons of water per day into Piethorne Brook.

  18. Add Hollingworth Lake - A Circular Trail to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01706 373421

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    Hollingworth Lake is in fact, a reservoir.

  19. Add Schofield Hall - A Hollingworth Lake Walk to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01706 373421

    Littleborough, Rochdale

    From Rakewood Road a good view is available down the lake’s embankment and out into Ealees Valley.

  20. Add Bluebell Wood - A Piethorne Valley Walk to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rangers’ Office, Ogden Lane, Newhey, Milnrow, Greater Manchester, OL16 3TQ

    Telephone

    01706 881049

    Newhey, Milnrow

    Although known locally as Bluebell Wood, its proper name is Old House Ground Plantation. This mixed woodland provides a valuable habitat here on the high moors, although you can see how severe weather stunts the trees and sometimes blows them over.

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