With crisp snow crunching under our feet it was like the arctic on Rooley Moor Road. The view from Top of Pike was magnificent, while back in Healey Dell icicles hung from the rocks like Christmas decorations. Only two miles from Rochdale, but it's a different world.
LOCATION: Two miles north of Rochdale
START: A671 Broadley, park on Station Road.
Grid ref: SD882162 Postcode: OL128SH
DISTANCE: 4.5 (or 3.0) miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: River Spodden, Pennine Bridleway, Rooley Moor
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News