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3rd July 2022

Red Rose Group - Trip to Ellenroad Steam Museum

Red Rose Group - Trip to Ellenroad Steam Museum

Martin and Lynne Hill have very kindly organised a trip to Ellenroad Steam Museum, the home of the world’s largest working steam mill engines, Victoria and Alexandra. This will be followed by a run to Hollingworth Lake.

We are meeting up at Birch services (east bound) and departing at 10:50am.

We will arrive at Ellenroad at approx. 11:00 (yes, it is only 10mins away!) where there is plenty of free parking and toilet facilities.

Admission is £7.50 per person; this includes a recently added surcharge of £2.50 per person which has regrettably been added due to the rising cost of coal.

The plan is to have a picnic lunch in the outdoor picnic area. There is also a basic café on site that does light refreshments and hot drinks.

At 2:00 pm we will be leaving on the run that will finish at Hollingworth Lake. Printed instructions will be available on the day and the run takes approx. 1.5 hrs. There are plenty of facilities at the Lake for anyone who wishes to have something to eat or go for a walk (you will need to pay for parking, £1 for two hours and £2 for four hours).

Hollingworth Lake is a 130-acre reservoir at Smithy Bridge in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, England. It was originally built as the main water source for the Rochdale Canal, but developed as a tourist resort from the 1860s.

If you would like to join us, can you please email us at
So that we have an idea of numbers and know to wait for you at the services.

Please click here for pdf version: Ellenroad-Hollingworth-Flyer-v1.0.pdf