Our next walk is at Hollingworth Lake Sunday February 2nd
Hollingworth Lake is a 130-acre reservoir at Smithy Bridge, in Littleborough — part of the Borough of Rochdale. The lake was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal, but developed as a tourist resort from the 1860s, and became known as the Weighver’s Seaport. Hotels were built around it, at least two of which had outdoor dancing stages with gas lighting. Tourism was helped by the arrival of the railway in 1839, which brought day-trippers and weekend visitors from Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. Now once again visitors can enjoy many outdoor attractions and an excellent Visitor Centre with the dramatic backdrop of Blackstone Edge, the lake is one of the most popular days out in the area.
Walk information – coming soon