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  1. The prehistoric garden in front of the town hall.
    Discover the plants that outlived the dinosaurs.
  2. The bog garden at Queen's Park.
    Prehistoric bog gardens showcase some of the plants and animals that were around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They were created to celebrate Dippy the dinosaur's visit in 2020.
  3. The bog garden at Truffet Park.
    Prehistoric bog gardens showcase some of the plants and animals that were around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They were created to celebrate Dippy the dinosaur's visit in 2020.
  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. 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.
    Truffet Park is the local park for the people of Langley, which is located 1 mile north west of Middleton.
  10. Chairs and tables set out at Hopwood Park.
    Hopwood Park is a small pocket park crammed with facilities and features you would normally only expect in a bigger park.
  11. A mother and child feeding ducks at Hollingworth Lake.
    In Victorian times Hollingworth Lake was known as the "The Weighvers' Seaport".
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  12. 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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  1. Add Bowlee Community Park to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Old Road, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 4GS

    Telephone

    0300 303 8884

    Middleton

    Set within 40 hectares of land, Bowlee Community Park is a former RAF barrage balloon centre and is now used for community sports.

  2. Add Jubilee Park, Green Flag Award to your Itinerary

    Address

    7 New Lane, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 6DE

    Telephone

    0300 303 8884

    Middleton

    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.

  3. Add Millcroft Tea Gardens to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rood Lane, Wolstenholme Fold, off Hutchinson Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL11 5UE

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1706 642054

    off Hutchinson Road, Rochdale

    An enduring bit of Victorian outdoor life which is a great source of refreshment on Sundays and Bank Holidays, from Mothering Sunday to October 12noon-6pm, nestling amongst the biggest growth of monkey puzzle trees in the North of England.

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

    Address

    Bowness Road, Langley, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 4WT

    Telephone

    0300 303 8884

    Langley, Middleton

    Truffet Park is the local park for the people of Langley, which is located 1 mile north west of Middleton.

  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. Address

    Rochdale borough

    Telephone

    01706 924 928

    Rochdale borough

    10 of the borough's parks and green spaces have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award. This means they are 10 of the very best parks in the UK.

  7. 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.

  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 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.

  10. Add Prehistoric bog garden at Queen's Park to your Itinerary

    Address

    Queen's Park, 158 Queen's Park Road, Heywood, OL10 4UY

    Heywood

    Prehistoric bog gardens showcase some of the plants and animals that were around when dinosaurs roamed the earth. They were created to celebrate Dippy the dinosaur's visit in 2020.

  11. 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.

  12. Address

    There are a number of guided walks you can join in Rochdale borough for FREE. All walks are guided by a walk leader.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

    Address

    Queen's Park Road, Heywood, Greater Manchester, OL10 4UY

    Telephone

    0300 303 8884

    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.

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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…

  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 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

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