Hollingworth Lake & Blackstone Edge
Join us for a longer walk around Hollingworth Lake & Littleborough!
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.
The popularity of the lake as a resort declined in the early twentieth century, and the area was used as an army camp during the First World War. The canal company sold the reservoir, with seven others, to the Oldham and Rochdale Corporations for water supply in 1923, by which time the canal was in terminal decline.
Today’s walk will take us around the lake then up into the surrounding hills for far-reaching views, before following the Pennine Bridleway back to the lake where there are plenty of cafes 🙂
Distance: approx 7 miles
Terrain: paths, quiet lanes, bridlepaths. There are some hills, a couple of them are steep!
Toilets: Yes, at visitors centre
Car parking: 250 spaces. Up to 4hrs £2, 4-6hrs £3
LocationHollingworth Lake Visitor’s Centre
Rakewood Road, Littleborough, , OL15 0AZ United Kingdom