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Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough OL15, UK

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About Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake is a man-made lake which spans 118 acres. It was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal during the 19th century. 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.

Attractions near Hollingworth Lake

Rochdale Canal3.62km from Hollingworth Lake

The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Manchester and Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, UK. In Sowerby Bridge it connects with the Calder and Hebble Navigation. In Manchester it connects with the Ashton and Bridgewater Canals. The canal was re-opened to navigation along its entire length in July 2002 and forms part of the South Pennine Ring.

Blackstone Edge4.66km from Hollingworth Lake

Blackstone Edge is a gritstone escarpment rising to 1549 feet above sea level in the South Pennine hills, surrounded by moorland on the boundary between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire in northern England. With a summit peaking at 349m, Blackstone Edge is ideally situated to capture the winds that blow across the Pennines, and the three turbines generate enough electricity to power an estimated 4,544 homes.

Touchstones Rochdale4.68km from Hollingworth Lake

Touchstones Rochdale is the award-winning arts and heritage centre in Rochdale, Lancashire. See a wide variety of exhibitions in the art gallery's four spaces, including curated exhibitions from the permanent collection and changing shows of contemporary art. The fine art collections comprise some 1,500 works, predominantly paintings, drawings and prints.

Healey Dell Nature Reserve5.78km from Hollingworth Lake

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. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands down thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills.

Stoodley Pike9.91km from Hollingworth Lake

Stoodley Pike is a 402 m high elevation in the southern Pennines in the northern English county of West Yorkshire. The exposed hill carries the widely visible Stoodley Pike Monument, a 37 m high obelisk with a viewing platform. The foothills, which are not too conspicuous themselves, have become famous primarily for the striking monument on its northern tip. At first, it was just called Stoodley Pike, just like the hill; later the official name of the monument was changed to Stoodley Pike Monume

Gallery Oldham10.07km from Hollingworth Lake

Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages. With no permanent displays and four temporary galleries to fill, Gallery Oldham has one of the busiest exhibition programs in the region. Exhibitions mix touring shows with work from the gallery's own collection of art, social history, and natural history.

Where is Hollingworth Lake

Discover more attractions in Greater Manchester, where Hollingworth Lake is located

Greater Manchester75 attractions

Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county and combined authority area in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. One of the main attractions in England and atttracts a lot of tourists.