Healey Dell, Rochdale is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The area has officially been designated a Nature Reserve and is a beauty spot & wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, two miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills. A disused 1800s railway line is now a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100-foot high viaduct.
The building restoration - from a former Rangers' Office' to the magnificent place it has become has taken place from December 2012 to the opening day on Good Friday 2013. Fired by the commitment and passion of two local business-people, Philip Barrett & Janice Percy, The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms
is a non-profit organisation
by unpaid volunteers.
Fixed Heritage Exhibition
The Heritage Exhibition is an all year round fixed feature - A fascinating insight in to the history and industrial heritage of the nature reserve.
Every two months in the Heritage Room, we have an exhibition of art by local artists. Come and browse a diverse selection of art and photography. All pieces on display are available to buy.
Most weekend afternoons you can expect live music from one of our guest pianists at the Baby Grand Piano.