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Pioneers Round

32 km / 20 miles

Gtr Manchester, Lancashire
A route devised to mark the 150th anniversary of the Co-operative Movement, starts from Toad Lane, the birthplace of the movement and takes in Healey Dell, Watergrove Reservoir, Hollingworth Lake, Milnrow and the Rochdale Canal.


Path Type
Anytime Challenges
Anytime Challenges; Challenging; Canal; Lake/Reservoir/Loch
Start and Finish
SD896136 - Rochdale, Gtr Manchester
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Badge & Certificate
Badge & Certificate for Pioneers Round (Rochdale Pioneers Museum)


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Route Profile:

26.3 Km (16.3 miles)
517 m (1,696 ft) ascent
305 m (1,001 ft)  maximum height