You do not have to journey far in Higher Manchester to search out your self a babbling brook, or a dramatic hillside, or perhaps a discipline of sunflowers.
However you additionally do not should journey far to search out your self a stupendous waterfall.
Up within the hills above Norden in Rochdale is a reasonably waterfall surrounded by woodland, which pours over darkish rocks.
The hidden gem is within the Naden Valley, the place there are 4 enormous reservoirs – Naden Greater, Naden Center, Naden Decrease and Greenbooth – to discover.
The valley has superb views of Manchester metropolis centre’s skyline within the distance that make it a preferred weekend strolling spot for Rochdale locals.
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The waterfall itself is on the south western nook of Greenbooth reservoir, hidden within the woodland that covers this nook of the shoreline.
The circulation of water is definitely channelled by means of a contemporary housing property earlier than it reaches the United Utilities-owned reservoir.
There are two choices for parking in case you come by automobile – a restricted variety of public parking areas on Area View Lane, or the official free-of-charge United Utilities automobile park on the opposite aspect of the water.
Whichever you select, it is simple sufficient to navigate your means round, with a transparent footpath that circles round all 4 reservoirs that is light and simply accessible in most locations.
The stretch close to the waterfall itself has a number of flights of stairs to navigate in addition to some slim bridges and ridges, however continues to be a reasonably simple stroll.
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You may hear the roar of the water earlier than you see it, irrespective of which means across the waterfall you stroll.
You may must take excessive care if you wish to get near the waterfall itself, which is barely off the official pathways down a muddy financial institution.
Particularly in moist climate, it is advisable to stay to the paths and admire the water from a protected distance.
Whilst you’re right here, you may also see the outdated quarry edges across the water, the heather blooming on the hillsides (on the proper time of yr), and absorb these views of Manchester.