Hollingworth Lake

About Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake Country Park in Littleborough is an award-winning tourist destination, built originally as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal but was later developed as a tourist resort in the 1860s. It's a man-made lake that spans 118 acres. It was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal during the 19th century.

The lake soon became an attraction for those living nearby and in Victorian times it was known as "The Weighvers' Seaport".

This much-loved beauty spot offers a wide range of facilities for all ages, making it the ideal place for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Soak in the stunning scenery; have a picnic; do watersports; discover wildlife in the nature reserve or just enjoy a relaxing walk around the picturesque lake.


Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Rochdale OL15 0AQ.

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Hollingworth Lake.

Opening times

The lake is always open. However, facilities at the lake, such as cafés or the Water Activity Centre, have their own individual opening times.

Getting to Hollingworth Lake

We manage car parks across the whole of the borough, including some at Hollingworth Lake. There are also some public transport options.