Strinesdale is situated on the A62 between Oldham and Delph. Rochdale is to the north and Oldham to the south.
Strinesdale is an area of water and woodland covering approximately 40 acres. In 1991, the reservoirs were drained and replaced by two smaller lakes with the old reservoirs being planted with trees and grassland. The original reservoirs were built in 1828 and the date stone can be seen at Upper Strinesdale.
Strinesdale got its name from the Old English 'Strine' meaning boundary, as the old Lancashire/ Yorkshire boundary ran through the middle of the site.
Herons and kestrels can be seen on the lakeside and as the woodland develops it will provide shelter for animals and birds and many varieties of wild flowers.
The recreation site facilities available at Strinesdale include:
- Toilet facilities only available during the week
- Picnic area
- Dogs allowed - if kept under control
- Free car parking
- Wheelchair friendly
And don't forget that reservoirs can be dangerous and the strongest swimmer can quickly get into serious trouble.
Open every day of the year - call for more information.
For more information contact :
Piethorne Rangers Office on 01706 881049
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