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Dog walk

Healey Dell Nature Reserve

Rochdale, Whitworth

Type of walk

Hilly, Flat, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, On Lead Areas, Pathed Routes, Water On Route, Refreshments Available, Wheelchair Friendly

About this walk

This is a very picturesque walk. There are several different routes you can take depending on what sort of walk you want to do. Dogs are allowed both on and off leads, but I keep mine on due to there being some long drops down into the waterfall and river. There is a tea room which is open most days. Parking is free but the road in is very bumpy so take it steady.

Nature Reserve

This walk has been marked as a nature reserve. Dogs are usually welcome however restrictions may apply.

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Comments (6)

  • kopa profile

    3 years ago

    Dog loved it..woody off road paths(dog loved these) or normal paths As previous comment some steep drops only for a short while though where I walked ..so kept dog on lead for 5 mins.. Could spend a good few hours in the woods...quite flat can be muddy and wet .. Will go again and wslk further around..
  • halclaz profile

    3 years ago

    Lovely waterfall and lots of forest to explore
  • Ash89 profile

    3 years ago

    Nice, hidden gem!
  • Bailey2021 profile

    2 years ago

    Lovely place for both two legged and four legged walkers. Great walks and the most friendly tea rooms ever. Great food and so dog friendly .
  • MrsFrisk profile

    a year ago

    Really lovely walk with the added bonus of the Healey Dell Tea Rooms which allows dogs. I parked on Station Road, and there's a path that takes you to a pretty waterfall at/nr Healey Dell Fairies Chapel. Keep walking and you get to the impressive Viaduct rising out of the forest. The tea room is beyond that. Lots of little paths, and shallow water for the dog. I had to use my online maps as my sense of direction is terrible!
  • Kimbo28 profile

    a year ago

    I walked the old railway line from Syke common to Healey Dell. Lovely walk very flat but is muddy in places. Healey Dell is lovely and there is a tea room open Fri-Sun inclusive. The old railway line goes up to Whitworth
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41 Market St, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8RW, UK View on Google

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