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Welcome to the Friends of Hollingworth Lake website

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.


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:

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.

Please can you also replace the wording on the about us page to read as follows;

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:

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

Charity registration number – 1136889

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