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Hollingworth Lake

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Address: Rakewood Road, Rochdale OL15 0AQ, England
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+44 1706 373421

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Wrap up warm

Lovely place scenic views but with it being very open you do get strong winds so wrap up warm in the winter months but when you have done your walk ,run,ride round the approx 2.5... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ant B
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place scenic views but with it being very open you do get strong winds so wrap up warm in the winter months but when you have done your walk ,run,ride round the approx 2.5 miles there are some great places for all budgets to eat and drink.The lake and surrounding area is a birdwatchers paradise with a hide on... More 

Thank Ant B
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love Hollingworth Lake! It's a lovely walk on an even and flat surface. There's so many nice cafes and restaurants around the lake. Spoilt for choice. My favourite being Wine Press, and Mr Thomas fish and chips. There is also plenty of parking near by at reasonable pricing.

Thank travelling_me_89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We parked at the Visitor Centre car park (pay and display but only £2.20 for all day parking). We went for a walk and returned to the car park by walking around the lake in its entirety. The path around the lake is well maintained and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There is a café and toilets about half way... More 

Thank Julia S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our little grandson to feed the ducks, they didn't get a look in thanks to the greedy seagulls!! I'd not been to Hollingworth Lake since I was a child and it seemed really different. It's a lovely area but when we went it was just too cold. Go in the Spring or Summer :)

Thank mrsjburke
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am local to the area. Many 9f us take for granted as we live so close. Great for walks , parks , bike rides , chippies n a pint!!!

Thank Chris K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here regular to have a walk round the lake and lunch at the chippy. Lovely place for fish and chips. Or even a pub where meals and drinks can be had. Lovely couple of hours out

Thank Selina A
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning if you get clear skies and glorious sun even if it's freezing. Some great places for fish and chips which is a must after a long loop around the lake.

Thank Fettlers
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk around lake for all people, nice and flat so accessible for everyone. Cheap parking in the carpark too so never struggle for parking. There's also an arcade, chip shop, restraunt and ice cream shop near by and a pub nearer the car park. There's also a cafe about half the way round (ice creams expensive there though)

Thank gemma a
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé & I stopped here for a picnic to break up a long journey. We wanted to find a scenic spot to stop, instead of using a motorway service station. The lake was easy to find and only around 10 minutes from M62 ( junction 21). The scenery here is very beautiful. There are plenty of car parks dotted... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am heavily disabled but wanted hubby to enjoy watersports for the first time. The person on the telephone had made it abundantly clear I would NOT be able to participate because of the risks connected with my disability. However, when we arrived, the trainer/tutor/guide etc, couldn't have been more helpful for me had I threatened​ him with my singing... More 

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