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Nature reserves

​Find out about Healey Dell Nature reserve and others across the borough.

Healey Dell Nature Reserve

Healey Dell is a beauty spot and wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, 2 miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup.

The reserve is signposted from the A671 Rochdale-Bacup Road and from the B6377 opposite Healey Hotel. Car parking is available at Broadley Wood Lodge, off Station Road.

The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands down the 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.

Other nature reserves in Rochdale borough

 View a nature reserves across the borough in the table below.