Rooley Moor & The Cotton Famine Road


3.8 miles (6.2 kilometres) miles long

Greenbooth from Reddysure Top, Rochdale

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Uncover the past and find out more about the rich history of Rooley Moor on this moderate circular walk with spectacular open moorland views. The route is hilly and uneven but there are no stiles, gates, or bridges to negotiate and no streams to cross. It is important that you wear appropriate footwear and warm waterproof clothing as some sections of the walk can be muddy and the weather can change very quickly. In poor weather the route can be encased in cloud. We suggest you take some food and a drink with you as well.

The route is suitable for walkers and may also be used by horse riders. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. You may encounter some farm animals and farm traffic on your route as the moors are still farmed by the Commoners.

There are litter bins at the top and bottom of the village – please put any rubbish in there (including from your dogs).

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