Littleborough Lakeside

Jewel of the South Pennines


The area is part of the South Pennines Park and as such has lots of great outdoor locations. Combined with plenty of wildlife and nature, there is plenty to enjoy.  Hollingworth LakeBlackstone Edge, Watergrove Reservoir, the Pennine Way, Hardcastle Crags and Marsden Moor are all within easy reach.

Whether you enjoy hiking, bird watching, sailing, boating or just a gentle stroll in the fresh air, there are plenty of locations you can visit.



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Local events

Smithy Bridge Methodist Church

Sat 20th July: Indoor Car Boot Sale — 09:30-11;30. In support of Parkinson’s UK

Rush bearing Festival & Dog Show

Sat 24th July: 11:00-16:00 in Hare Hill Park.  Family Fun, Dancing, Music, Stalls, and Dog Show.

Organised by Pennine Animal Welfare Society and sponsored by Charlotte’s Pawfection Grooming Salon.

Littleborough Cricket Club

Fri 16th & Sat 17th August 2024: Todrophenia on tour

Hare Hill Park Concerts

4th August Besses o’th’ Barn Band

1st Sept Blackley Brass Band

Concerts take place 15:00-1700 at the bandstand in the park.

Organised by Friends of Hare Hill Park.

Hare Hill Christmas Concerts

Sun 22nd Dec: Carols around the Bandstand — 14:00-15:30

Tues 24th Dec: Christmas Eve Carols — 17:00-16:00

Organised by Friends of Hare Hill Park.

Carols in the Park

Takes place on Christmas Eve in Hare Hill Park.

Littleborough Arts Festival

Takes place every May in Hare Hill Park.

Littleborough Food & Drink Festival

Normally takes place in June in the centre of Littleborough

Featured posts

the Enchanting Beauty of Littleborough and its Pennine Villages

the Enchanting Beauty of Littleborough and its Pennine Villages

With its sweeping moorland hills and wealth of captivating routes, Littleborough is a haven for hikers seeking scenic outdoor adventures. By properly preparing for your hike, taking safety precautions, and refueling at local eateries after, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable walking experience. The breathtaking hills around Littleborough await – it’s time to lace up those boots!

Drowned Village of Watergrove

Drowned Village of Watergrove

However, in the 1930s, the fate of Watergrove took a drastic turn. The decision was made to create a large reservoir to supply drinking water to Rochdale.

A Triumph of Engineering Ingenuity: Summit Tunnel

A Triumph of Engineering Ingenuity: Summit Tunnel

The Summit Tunnel stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit and engineering prowess of its time. Let us delve deeper into the technical specifications that make this tunnel a remarkable feat of human innovation.

Heritage walks to enjoy

Rochdale Canal winds its way through the area, offering opportunities to enjoy the local industrial heritage, wildlife, and outdoors.

Top Attractions

Littleborough Lakeside has a rich heritage and natural beaut, with plenty to see and experience.

Hollingworth Lake

Hare Hill Park

Hiking & Walks