Friends of Hollingworth Lake


What is Hollingworth Lake?

Hollingworth Lake was built over 200 years ago to supply water to the Rochdale Canal. Today it is the centre of a popular Country Park with visitor facilities, nature areas and a variety if water sports including rowing, sailing and canoeing.

Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre

Trails, many starting at the Visitor Centre, make it an ideal gateway to the surrounding countryside. The path around the lake is level and provides a scenic and accessible walk beside the water, taking in the conservation areas and providing stunning views of the moors close by.

A lively events programme provides education and entertainment for people of all ages and interests. The attractive Visitor Centre is the base for the Countryside Service, which manages the park, and contains fascinating displays, exhibitions and a café.

Future Meetings

The Friends of Hollingworth Lake's meeting dates for 2015 are as follows:

  • 29th January 2015
  • 26th March 2015
  • 21st May 2015
  • 16th July 2015

All meetings are held at the Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre, Rakewood Road, commencing at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Hollingworth Lake Memorial Scheme

There is a scheme administered by the Hollingworth Lake Ranger Service to remember loved ones. Please contact the Ranger service directly to request further information on 01706 373421.

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Aims and Objectives
Friends are a not for profit group, formed in June 2007 with support and encouragement from Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Our aims are:

  • To help develop new and existing facilities at HLCP to improve, create and restore the environment and increase usage.
  • To help provide an accessible, safe environment for the enjoyment of all users, visitors and residents irrespective of age, disability, race or sex.
  • To be responsible for fundraising initiatives and for raising public awareness about issues at HLCP.
  • To apply to funding bodies to contribute towards improvement and development projects within HLCP. Funds that are obtained will be re-invested into the Country Park.
  • To help provide a public space where environmental and wildlife issues are balanced with encouraging public access.

Association of Friends of Hollingworth Lake, Company limited by Guarantee, Company Registration number – 07246941, Registered office, 62 Croft Head Drive, Milnrow, Rochdale, England, OL16 3UZ

Charity registration number - 1136889

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