Hollingworth Lake was built in 1804 to supply water to the
Rochdale canal. There's lots to do for you and the
family including water activities, walks along footpaths,
trails exploring the surrounding countryside, bird watching
Events and activities at the Lake as well as leisure centres are
organised and managed by our partners Link4Life.
A regular programme of guided walks, cycle trips and outdoor
activities are organised throughout the year. There are a range of
water activities and lake events for all abilities including
sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
All events meet at Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre unless
stated otherwise. Contact Link4Life, Hollingworth Lake
Water Activity Centre direct if you require further
information on any event.
See the latest water activities and lake
Water activities: All of our sailing,
windsurfing, kayaking and rowing equipment is available for hire to
suitably qualified or experienced individuals or groups. For
details of the qualifications or experience
required please contact the centre on 01706 370499.
Rowing boats are available for hire on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons from April-September and on weekday afternoons
throughout the school summer holidays. Please contact us regarding
rowing boat availability.
Bird watching and fishing at Hollingworth Lake:
You can see a variety of water fowl on the lake. A small hide at
the South West corner overlooks a natural area where boats and
watersports are excluded.
The lake is stocked with coarse fish, including bream, carp,
tench, roach and perch. There's no close season but there are
restrictions on where you can fish. Permits are sold from the
The visitor centre on Rakewood Road has a small museum,
toilets, cafe, refreshment and gift shop.
Tel: 01706 373421 - Visitor Centre
Tel: 01706 370499 - Water Activity Centre
Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Littleborough OL15 0AQ