Local History

Local history of Littleborough Lakeside

the Enchanting Beauty of Littleborough and its Pennine Villages

Clegg Hall, Littleborough. Copyright Steven Dale 2023 All Rights Reserved.

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!

Explore the Top 10 Attractions and Activities in the South Pennines

The top 10 things to do in the South Pennines. Blackstone Edge. Walking in the hills around Littleborough.

Littleborough Lakeside makes an excellent base from which to explore the South Pennines. In this series of posts, we will explore the top 10 things to do in the South Pennines

South Pennines Landmarks: Discover the Hidden Gems

South Pennines Landmarks - Marsden Moor. Copyright David Sugden https://www.flickr.com/photos/dsugden/

Littleborough Lakeside is part of the South Pennines. As such, it especially makes a great base from which to explore this dramatic landscape and historically significant region.  The area is a stunning upland region in Northern England, stretching across West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Historical Hare Hill House

Hare Hill House, Littleborough Kevin-Waterhouse

Birch Hill Hospital has stood at the foot of the West Pennines, overlooking Dearnley and Rochdale, since 1877. Originally opened on 1 November 1877 as a Workhouse by Rochdale Union, it later became a hospital. In 1902 the Workhouse was expanded with a hospital block. In 1931 it gained a Children’s Ward and a Maternity Home. In 1948, they all became a part of the newly formed National Health Service.

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