With bluebell clad slopes dropping steeply to Naden Brook and an adventurous path high above Cheesden Brook these are surely the two prettiest valleys in Rochdale. And, if you're lucky, you may even glimpse a deer.
LOCATION: 3 miles west of Rochdale
START: A680, Norden car park by Bridge Cafe
Grid ref: SD858146 Postcode: OL115TT
DISTANCE: 7 miles
TIME: 4 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford Landranger 109
NOTE: Paths above steep drops
REFRESHMENTS: Millcroft Tea Gardens, open Suns and BH in season.
EN ROUTE: Washwheel Bleach Works, Rochdale Way, Wolstenholme Fold, Paper House, Gelder Clough, Old Birtle
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News