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Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake

Hollingworth Lake, once known affectionately as the weavers' seaport, has been a popular place for generations of locals. The lake (a reservoir built to provide water for the Rochdale canal) may not have pounding surf or sandy beaches, but its promenade still carries something of the tang of the seaside.

The Pennine Way runs past the rocky outcrop known as Blackstone Edge, high up above Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake. Enjoy the views (in good weather, as far as Wales) from the giant rock known as Robin Hood's Bed. The Pennine Bridleway is even closer to hand, following the historic packhorse track known as Tunshill Lane on its way north.

WALK ROUTES
GRADE DISTANCE
     
Cycle Grade
2.4 miles/3.8km
Cycle Grade
3.1 miles/4.9km
Cycle Grade
3 miles/4.8km
Cycle Grade
3 miles/4.8km
Cycle Grade
2.4 miles/3.9km
Cycle Grade
2.4 miles/4km
Cycle Grade
4 miles/6.4km
Cycle Grade
8.5 miles/13.5km
Cycle Grade
5 miles/8km
Cycle Grade
5 miles/8km
Cycle Grade
3.9 miles/6.2km
Cycle Grade
6.1 miles/9.7km
Cycle Grade
3.6 miles/5.7km
Cycle Grade
4.4 miles/7.5km
Cycle Grade
6 miles/9.67km
Cycle Grade
2.5 miles/4km
Cycle Grade
2.5 miles/4km
Cycle Grade
3 miles/5km
Cycle Grade
3.5 miles/5.6km
Cycle Grade
3.5 miles/5.6km
Cycle Grade
2.5 miles/4km
Cycle Grade
2 miles/3.1km
Cycle Grade
10.5 miles/16.9km
Cycle Grade
18.4 miles/29.6km
Cycle Grade
variable miles/variablekm
Cycle Grade
variable miles/variablekm
© Pennine Prospects 2012.
Routes compiled by Walk England.
© Photography by Steven Morgan,
www.stevemorganphoto.co.uk
all images © Pennine Prospects.
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