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Littleborough

 

The small town of Littleborough and its' neighbouring villages of Smithy Bridge and Wardle have become increasingly popular over recent years for a variety of reasons.

 

Situated at the foot of Blackstone Edge, one of the highest points of the Pennine Way, the countryside offers stunning scenery and is extremely popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders.  Hollingworth Lake Country Park and Watergrove Reservoir are extremely popular and provide water sports facilities for both the beginners and the advanced.  Renowned as a keen sporting area, the local cricket, rugby, golf and football clubs are thriving.

 

With not one, but two, railway stations on the trans Pennine Manchester to Leeds line, commuting is straightforward.  Access to the M62 and national motorway network is within 2 miles, and there are three major international airports within a comfortable distance.  Tourism continues to increase with the recent development of the Leeds Liverpool canal, and several quality restaurants and bars have opened to add to the attraction of the area.

 

In short, Littleborough is a lively, expanding area that has successfully retained its rural charm.