Hollingworth Lake was built in 1804 to supply water to the
Rochdale canal. The lake and its surrounding countryside offers a
wide range of activities including walks along footpaths and
trails exploring the surrounding countryside, a range of water
activities on the lake, bird watching and fishing.
A regular programme of guided walks, cycle trips and outdoor
activities are organised throughout the year.
|Blackstone Edge Circular Walk
2 June 2013
|10.30am - 3pm
||Join the Rangers for an early summer walk up to Blackstone Edge
and back via the Roman Road. Enjoy the amazing views over Greater
Manchester and Beyond! Please bring appropriate clothing and a
Note: There is a steep climb up to Blackstone
|Go Wild Pond Dipping
8 June 2013
|2pm - 4pm
||Booking essential: To book call 01706 373421.
Cost £1.00 per person.
A family pond dip, see what is lurking beneath the
water. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
|Bikes 'n' Burgers BBQ
17 June 2013
|6.15pm - 9.15pm
||Booking essential: To book call 01706
To bring National Bike Week to a close join Colin Fielding on this
annual off-road mountain bike ride. Don’t forget your bikes,
burgers and helmets!
|Early Summer Tidy Up
22 June 2013
||Come along and help our rangers tidy up the lake for the summer
season. All equipment provided. For details call 01706 373421.
|Bushcraft Skills Day
||To be confirmed
||Booking essential: Full day course £30 each.
To book call 01706 373421.
Want to learn how to make fire by rubbing sticks together? Then
come along to this bushcraft skills event with Mark Archer. For
ages 16 and over.
Water activities and lake events
There are a range of water activities and lake events for all
abilities including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
All of our Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Rowing equipment
is available for hire to suitably qualified or experienced
individuals or groups. For details of pre-requisite qualifications
or experience please contact the centre.
Rowing boats are available for hire on Saturday and Sunday
afternoons from April-September and on weekday afternoons
throughout the school summer holidays, depending upon weather
conditions (please contact the centre regarding rowing boat
Visitor centre opening hours
The visitor centre on Rakewood Road has a small museum,
toilets, cafe, refreshment and gift shop.
- Cafe and Toilets:
- Visitor Centre:
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 is no close season but there are
restrictions on where you can fish. Permits are sold from the
Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Littleborough OL15 0AQ
Tel: 01706 373421