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Littleborough & Hollingworth Lake

Reservoir Trails Walk 5 - Rakewood
This is the fifth in a series of walks exploring the landscape of the South Pennines through its reservoir heritage.  Walk 5 is a rural walk which offers views across Hollingworth Lake towards Manchester and also surprising views of the M62 motorway as you have never seen it before from below the 150 foot high Rakewood Viaduct!  For more information and a downloadable leaflet about this series of walks please see the Watershed Landscape website.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW.
 
Distance
3.5 miles/5.6km
Height Gain
m
Grade
Cycle Grade
OS Map Number
OS Explorer map 21 (South Pennines)
Car (Parking)
Stiles
Steps
Circular
Linear
Start Point
Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Nearest Town
Littleborough
Public Transport
Trains and buses to Littleborough and buses to Hollingworth Lake. WYMetro : www.wymetro.com or 0113 245 7676. Transport for Greater Manchester TfGM www.tfgm.com or 0161 244 1000 .
Toilets on Route
Toilets available at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Nearest Refreshments
Cafe at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre and shops pubs and cafes in nearby Littleborough
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