Littleborough Lakeside

Jewel of the South Pennines

Littleborough Lakeside:

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.

There are plenty of cultural events and activities to enjoy in the area throughout the year. Some notable local ones are:

  • May – Littleborough Arts Festival in Hare Hill Park
  • June – Littleborough Food & Drink Festival
  • July – Rush bearing Festival
  • December – Carols in the Park Christmas Eve with Littleborough Band.

Littleborough is part of Rochdale, which has numerous cultural events throughout the year. These include for 2024:

  • Monday, 4 March 2024 – Festival of Ideas. A major new 6 day festival, accompanying the official re-opening of Rochdale Town Hall.
  • Saturday, 10 August 2024 – Rochdale Feel Good Festival. Includes live music and entertainment (most will be free).

In addition, within a short journey by train, bus or car, you can easily reach Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Manchester, Halifax and Leeds. All of these have rich calendar of cultural events throughout the year.

The name Littleborough is itself derived from the Old English lȳtel bruh (meaning small fortified place) or else lȳtel bróc (meaning small watercourse).


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