Healey Dell, Whitworth and Rochdale

Healey Dell Nature Reserve is located at the southern end of Whitworth, on the Whitworth - Rochdale border. Healey Dell is worthy of a visit at any time of the year. It has a wide range of flora and fauna, its own Fairy Chapel and a rich industrial past. The River Spodden flows through the Dell that was once home to cotton mills, woollen mills and even a corn mill. The Healey Dell Visitors' Centre houses exhibitions and organizes walks. The disused railway line and spectacular 100 foot high viaduct afford good views of the Dell and have a level surface for the less agile, with some access for wheelchair users. Healey Dell has a number of small ponds with an abundance of wildlife with paths that lead to Prickshaw Village, Massycroft, Lanehead, Healey Dell works, Falinge and Rochdale. Car parking at visitor centre and Broadley lodge