What is Healey Dell Nature Reserve?

Healey Dell nature reserve is a wildlife rich area 2 miles from Rochdale town centre. The nature reserve also has the status of a sanctuary.

What will you see?

You will see a river known as Spodden that has made its way trough the woodlands over thousands of years. Their are quite a few of waterfalls which also once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills. Also one of the easiest things to find second to only nature is the 1800s railway like that runs across a 100-foot high viaduct.

What is there to do?

Exploring is around you can find a all sorts of nature, wildlife and ruins of  the mills that looks cool being overgrown with wildlife.

Their is also a point to point trail from Healey Dell o Littleborough that is around 14.6km and will take on average 4 and a half hours. For more information on this trail then you can view a website called alltrails with this [link].

You can also go to the Victorian themed tea rooms with families in mind. they do serve cream teas on bone china so take that in mind. Bone china for those who do not know is a type of ceramic that is composed of bone ash, feldspathic material and kaolin.


For more information on the nature reserve you can check out their website using [link]

For more outdoor spaces listings on Eric Knows website you can use the [link]

Q Is this signposted?

Yes, you will see Healey Dell signposted from A671 Rochdale-Bacup Road and from B6377 opposite Healey Hotel. Car Parking at Broadley Wood Lodge, off Station Road and at the Ranger Office, Healey Hall Mills, Dell Road, Shawclough, Rochdale.

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