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The Pennine Edge and Hollingworth Lake
Beautiful scenery on Manchester's doorstep
The countryside around Rochdale offers breathtaking scenery and some of the finest landscapes in Britain. Picturesque villages like Littleborough and Milnrow are your starting points for exploring this outstandingly beautiful part of England's northwest.
Wide, open moorland and deeply-wooded valleys are yours to discover, while the popular Hollingworth Lake offers a wide range of leisure and recreational activities. Fishing, boat trips and birdwatching are all on offer while it has also been named as the nation's favourite picnic spot.
Download this guide to find out more about the area and to help plan your trip.