Local History

Local history of Littleborough Lakeside

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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!

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Hare Hill House, Littleborough Kevin-Waterhouse

Historical Hare Hill House

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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