Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, two miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.
The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills. A disused 1800s railway line is now a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100-foot high viaduct.
After we have walked 5 miles around the nature reserve we will head for The Healey Pub for a well deserved Sunday lunch (payable by you).
Kit list: waterproof jacket and trousers, warm layers just in case, walking trousers, walking boots, sunglasses, suncream, packed lunch, water
Regular walking can...
fill you with energy and confidence
help you beat stress
make your heart fitter and strengthen your bones
help you keep your weight down