Littleborough to Mills Hill is a 19.0 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 19.0 km Elevation Gain: 428 m Route Type: Point to Point

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This is a linear walk between the stations of Littleborough and Mills Hill taking in Hollingworth Lake, Ogden Reservoir, Dunwood Park, Tandle Hill, Healds Green and Chadderton Hall Park all linked by footpaths. From the Rochdale Canal Ealees Brook follow to the Hollingworth Visitor Centre. Then, around the lake on Rakewood Lane pass under the M62 (circa 1976) alongside Longden End Brook. Odgen Reservoir is one of five in the Piethorne Valley where there is still a Bleach and Dye works. This park has undergone vastly improved facilities including  an amazing climbing ‘boulder’. Tandle Hill was used as a meeting place for radicals in 19th c. and was used for practicing marching and drilling in the lead-up to the Peterloo Massacre. It was gifted to the people of Royton in 1919 and is now a country park. A war memorial obelisk, trig point and viewing indicator are at the top showing that it is 25 miles to Jodrell Bank and 7.5 miles to Manchester City Centre. A hall at Chadderton Hall Park was first built in 13th c. and at the end of 19th c. it became a public park with boating lake and a menagerie including a kangaroo and a lion.

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