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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. 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 Ellenroad Engine House to your Itinerary

    Address

    Elizabethan Way, Newhey, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 4LG

    Telephone

    +44 (0)7789 802632

    Rochdale

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

  3. 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.

  4. Add Denehurst Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    Sandy Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 5DS

    Rochdale

    Denehurst Park is a beautiful Rochdale park with substantial surrounding gardens.

  5. Add Dickey Steps Riding School to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rakewood, Littleborough, Lancs, OL15 0AT

    Telephone

    01706 373919

    Littleborough


    Horse riding in the South Peninnes and the beautiful Hollingworth Lake Country Park.Providing recreational and educational facilities.Horses and Ponies to suit all abilities.Hacks/lessons, Birthday parties,” pony for the day”.Riding for the Disable

  6. Add Piethorne Valley to your Itinerary

    Address

    Ogden Lane, Newhey, Milnrow, Greater Manchester, OL16 3TQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 881 049

    Newhey, Milnrow

    2 miles from Newhey, the 6 reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley are surrounded by open moorland.

  7. Add Middleton (Boarshaw) Cemetery, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    Boarshaw Road, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 2PN

    Middleton

    Set within 4.9 hectares, Middleton Cemetery, known locally as Boarshaw Cemetery, is an important local facility and green space.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  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.

  13. 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.

  14. Address

    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…

  15. 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.

  16. Add Ogden Edge - A Piethorne Valley Walk to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01706 881049

    Newhey, Milnrow

    A traditional Pennine hill village now part of a conservation area, Lower Ogden contains houses built from local gritstone dating back to 1710. Many of the buildings are listed properties and most are converted to modern residential or commercial…

  17. 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.

  18. Add Rochdale Town Centre - Parks & Gardens walk to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Rochdale

    This 40 minute walk takes you to the finest parks and gardens of Rochdale town centre, and will make you discover their history and the best views. An alternative route can also be followed for a shorter walk.

  19. Add Whittaker - 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

    The steep sloping embankment on the left of Rakewood Road is one of the 3 dams constructed in 1798 to form Hollingworth Lake.

  20. Add Alkrington Woods Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Address

    Manchester Old Road, Alkrington, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 1WF

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 350 459

    Alkrington, Middleton

    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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