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Explore Rochdale Woodlands
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The Forestry Commission managed woodlands of Rochdale could be described as hidden gems.

Rochwood is a mixed broadleaf woodland on the banks of the river Roch.

A short walk from the town centre and a haven for wildlife. Woodpeckers, dippers and kingfishers are a regular sighting, along with many other woodland species.

Crossing Croxton Avenue brings you to Belfield woods and lodges. Keep an eye out for deer as you continue over the railway bridge and enter Jubilee Woods.

With mature broadleaf trees and coppiced willow, this site also supports a healthy population of woodland birds.

Meadowfields (off Albert Royd Street), formally a landfill site, is now a mix of woodland and expansive open grassland on the banks of the River Roch.

There is free to use exercise track for walking or jogging around the edge, with wet grassland areas providing a fantastic habitat for frogs, toads and insects.

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Last updated: 17th July 2018

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