There is no shortage of things to do within easy travelling distance.


* Take a look at the exhibitions at the Visitors Centre which also has guides and information about the area. Littleborough Coach House also has a Tourist Information which is staffed by volunteeers and is open in the afternoons. The cafe in the coach house can also be highly recommended.

*Rochdale Town Hall is one of the finest Victorian-era municipal buildings in the country and is a Grade I listed building. It runs guided tours by arrangement.
Rochdale's Arts and Heritage Centre has a local history museum and houses the municipal art collection.

Rochdale Pioneers Museum
The birthplace of the Co-op, has just undergone a £3million re-furbishment and extension.

Rochdale Ghost Walks:
Can booked on 07774152620 or email
*Great Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Museum is at Rochdale Fire Station is open on the first Sunday of every month 10am-4pm with free admission
*Ellenroad Steam Mill Museum at Milnrow (just next to junction 21)The Worlds largest working steam mill engine.

Manchester is just a 30 minute journey away from Littleborough. Trains run around every half hour weekdays and hourly Sundays and evenings. You arrive at Victoria Station which is 5 minutes walk from the heart of the city. Tram connections from Victoria go to:

Salford Quay where you can visit:
*The Lowry
*The Imperial War Museum North
*Manchester United's stadium at Old Trafford where you can visit the museum and have a tour.

The National Football Museum is next to Victoria Station opposite Chethams School of Music and Library
*The Museum of Science and Industry
Is a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station
Manchester Museum
Whitworth Art Gallery
Visit Manchester or Places to Visit in Manchester offer up to date information.

Over in West Yorkshire

*Hebden Bridge is 20 mins by train or car over the tops.
*Hardcastle Crags which is owned by the National Trust is a favourite place to walk and take a picnic.
*Heptonstall is a very old, well preserved Pennine Village, you may be able to find the grave of Sylvia Plath or David Bell, one of the Cragg Coiners in the Churchyard.
The Bronte Parsonage Museum at Haworth is around 45mins over the tops by car. (20mins from Hebden Bridge).
*A trip to Oxenhope Station where you can catch the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway which was the location of 'The Railway Children'

Halifax is a 30min journey from Littleborough where you can visit
*The Piece Hall
*A visit to the Royal Armouries at Leeds is about 1 hours journey by train or car.
* Ski buffs might want to travel an hour up the M62 to Xscape at Castleford.