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FIRST STEPS TO

YOUR ADVENTURE

DAYS OUT WITH A DIFFERENCE

HOLLINGWORTH LAKE WATER ACTIVITY CENTRE

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ARCHERY

JUNIOR & ADULT SESSIONS

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CLIMBING

JUNIOR & ADULT SESSIONS

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Reach new heights climbing with Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre or go indoors and visit us at Littleborough Sports Centre or head outside to one of the many spectacular climbing venues that surround us in the Southern Pennines.

All of the climbing sessions are provided by qualified staff, who will show you some games and techniques to get you climbing and help your progression. We are also able to provide the necessary safety equipment.

Our indoor wall offers a variety of routes and three overhangs to test your skills, located in a sports hall the wall is an ideal place to come down and learn a new activity, meet other climbers and use these skills to take you outside.

We are able to offer you both 'have a go' sessions and more structured sessions to develop these skills.

Juniors (7years+ )

Mondays

Cost: £3.75

Time: 3.45pm–4.45pm and 5pm–6pm

We run our own after school climbing sessions designed for juniors who are both beginners and experienced young climbers. Our friendly and experienced instructors use a variety of enjoyable games to teach techniques and skills.

These can then lead on to nationally recognised qualifications (see NICAS below).

Adults

Mondays

Cost: £4

Time: 6.30pm–7.30pm

Our relaxed atmosphere provides a more social setting to climb in. Our instructors will be on hand to show you the basics, let you have a go and then go and practice under their supervision.

These sessions are very much open to participants who might also want to come down and practice specific techniques on the wall.

To book any of the above sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is a UK wide accredited and certificated scheme.

Starting at age 7, young people can work through levels to start at the basics and work towards becoming an advanced climber.

You will work on a range of techniques from rope work to safety checks and communication skills plus a lot more.

Level 1+2 Logbook and Certificate's cost £5.

For more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Head outside and see what real rock climbing is all about.

Go out with one of our instructors and safety equipment to use all the techniques you know to head up the rock faces. We have quite a few climbing venues around Hollingworth Lake that offer routes to suit all abilities.

The gritstone geology that makes up these crags provides a great learning ground for climbers of all abilities to start and hone their techniques, it’s also what many of the famous Manchester Climbers started climbing on.

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

Littleborough Sports Centre is ideal for private groups who want to book a dedicated climbing wall they can use and teach on.

To book or for more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Our qualified instructor and coaches can offer private sessions tailored to meet your needs - ideal for everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Whether you’re looking to start out in Climbing or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two.

Cost: 1:1 £29 per hour, Concession £25, 2:1 £41 per hour, Concession £33.50

Private sessions can be booked in 1 hour slots.

To book or for further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

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How to Book

To book Indoor Climbing sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

 

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

 

 

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Reach new heights climbing with Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre or go indoors and visit us at Littleborough Sports Centre or head outside to one of the many spectacular climbing venues that surround us in the Southern Pennines.

All of the climbing sessions are provided by qualified staff, who will show you some games and techniques to get you climbing and help your progression. We are also able to provide the necessary safety equipment.

Our indoor wall offers a variety of routes and three overhangs to test your skills, located in a sports hall the wall is an ideal place to come down and learn a new activity, meet other climbers and use these skills to take you outside.

We are able to offer you both 'have a go' sessions and more structured sessions to develop these skills.

Juniors (7years+ )

Mondays

Cost: £3.75

Time: 3.45pm–4.45pm and 5pm–6pm

We run our own after school climbing sessions designed for juniors who are both beginners and experienced young climbers. Our friendly and experienced instructors use a variety of enjoyable games to teach techniques and skills.

These can then lead on to nationally recognised qualifications (see NICAS below).

Adults

Mondays

Cost: £4

Time: 6.30pm–7.30pm

Our relaxed atmosphere provides a more social setting to climb in. Our instructors will be on hand to show you the basics, let you have a go and then go and practice under their supervision.

These sessions are very much open to participants who might also want to come down and practice specific techniques on the wall.

To book any of the above sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is a UK wide accredited and certificated scheme.

Starting at age 7, young people can work through levels to start at the basics and work towards becoming an advanced climber.

You will work on a range of techniques from rope work to safety checks and communication skills plus a lot more.

Level 1+2 Logbook and Certificate's cost £5.

For more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Head outside and see what real rock climbing is all about.

Go out with one of our instructors and safety equipment to use all the techniques you know to head up the rock faces. We have quite a few climbing venues around Hollingworth Lake that offer routes to suit all abilities.

The gritstone geology that makes up these crags provides a great learning ground for climbers of all abilities to start and hone their techniques, it’s also what many of the famous Manchester Climbers started climbing on.

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

Littleborough Sports Centre is ideal for private groups who want to book a dedicated climbing wall they can use and teach on.

To book or for more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Our qualified instructor and coaches can offer private sessions tailored to meet your needs - ideal for everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Whether you’re looking to start out in Climbing or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two.

Cost: 1:1 £29 per hour, Concession £25, 2:1 £41 per hour, Concession £33.50

Private sessions can be booked in 1 hour slots.

To book or for further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

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To book Indoor Climbing sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

 

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

 

 

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Welcome to Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre

Who are we?

We’ve been around since 1989 and we’re Rochdale’s finest Outdoor Activity centre. We operate on Hollingworth Lake located in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. With good access to the motorway we see people visit us from lots of places including Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

What we offer:

See our full list of activities

Who we work with:

  • Schools
  • Groups
  • Uniformed groups
  • The General public

Check out our Centre Guide and Schools Brochure for more information.

We’re also a Royal Yatching Association Training Centre and hold the Adventure Activity Licence (AALA)

 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Click on the links below to view a series of FAQs on a wide range of topics that we get asked here at the Centre.

Gift vouchers are a great present that can be used on all of our activities and sessions, please call us on 01706 370499 or visit us at the centre to buy them.

Please seek professional medical advice before attending.

Please call us to check on 01706 370499 during office hours.

You will need a  day or annual permit which can be bought at Reception. We will need to see 3rd party insurance. Some National Governing Bodies like the Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing will provide it but please check with them directly, this is up to you to check.

To hire a boat we ask that you have a minimum Level 1 qualification or have had a direct assessment from one of our instructors, we are more than happy to provide this and it will need to be booked directly on 01706 370499.

The activity centre caters for all age groups starting with 4-6 year olds through our mini splash sessions.

From 6 years onwards we have different sessions available both on the water and on land either here at Hollingworth Lake or during our after school programs. From 16 years onwards we cater for adults on all of our Open Sessions, Tasters and Courses including Instructor Courses available with us.

Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre caters for a wide variety of groups, from schools, uniform groups like Scouts, Cadets, birthday parties, and freindship groups.

We are also set up to work with disability groups with a wide variety of options .

These are weather dependent - please call us on 01706 370499 to check availability.

If you can’t make a date for a course we offer 1:1 or 2 people to 1 instructor sessions with an instructor who will work with you at your pace to gain a qualification, please call us on 01706 370499 to arrange this.

We are a fully accessible Centre with hoists, changing facilities and toilets.

As part of Link4Life policy we welcome breastfeeding parents and children. We do have a small number of lockers in the Centre but any valuables can be stored with us behind the desk. We do not take responsibility of any personal equipment. There is a Council owned Pay and Display car park that you can use, please arrive with enough time to find a parking space. Around the area there are a number of cafes and restaurants available to get something to eat or drink.

For all water based activities you will need swimwear, a towel and a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. We provide wetsuits.

For dry activities you will need suitable clothing for being outside or inside depending on the session.

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Welcome to Littleborough Sports Centre

Littleborough Sports Centre has a state of the art fitness suite, three-court sports hall, multi-use games area (MUGA), grass pitches, indoor climbing wall and activity gym.

The fitness suite has over 60 resistance and cardio machines with individual TV monitors, fully interactive, cinema quality, video based cardio workouts and internet applications that provide the best in personal entertainment while you train.

The 3 court sports hall has facilities available for a range of indoor sports including badminton, five-a-side football, table tennis and squash.

Other facilities include a floodlit MUGA for 5-a-side or rugby, two rugby and three football grass pitches, indoor climbing wall and activity gym.

Indoor climbing sessions are available under the direction of qualified and experienced instructors from Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre. To book please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560. For details of these and other outdoor activity sessions visit www.link4life.org/holwac.

The brand new activity gym provides an additional fitness suite specifically for people who are new to exercise, as well as group bookings for people with specific health needs. The gym has a revolutionary range of swipe & save cardio, resistance and free weight equipment.

Venue Hire

Please ask at the centre for details about:

Room hire of the purpose-built community and meeting room.

Access

  • Littleborough Sports Centre is fully accessible to all public areas
  • Customers are invited to discuss any special needs
  • There is free on-site parking with disabled parking bays available.

Find out more about our services

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Reach new heights climbing with Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre or go indoors and visit us at Littleborough Sports Centre or head outside to one of the many spectacular climbing venues that surround us in the Southern Pennines.

All of the climbing sessions are provided by qualified staff, who will show you some games and techniques to get you climbing and help your progression. We are also able to provide the necessary safety equipment.

Our indoor wall offers a variety of routes and three overhangs to test your skills, located in a sports hall the wall is an ideal place to come down and learn a new activity, meet other climbers and use these skills to take you outside.

We are able to offer you both 'have a go' sessions and more structured sessions to develop these skills.

Juniors (7years+ )

Mondays

Cost: £3.75

Time: 3.45pm–4.45pm and 5pm–6pm

We run our own after school climbing sessions designed for juniors who are both beginners and experienced young climbers. Our friendly and experienced instructors use a variety of enjoyable games to teach techniques and skills.

These can then lead on to nationally recognised qualifications (see NICAS below).

Adults

Mondays

Cost: £4

Time: 6.30pm–7.30pm

Our relaxed atmosphere provides a more social setting to climb in. Our instructors will be on hand to show you the basics, let you have a go and then go and practice under their supervision.

These sessions are very much open to participants who might also want to come down and practice specific techniques on the wall.

To book any of the above sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

NICAS (National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme) is a UK wide accredited and certificated scheme.

Starting at age 7, young people can work through levels to start at the basics and work towards becoming an advanced climber.

You will work on a range of techniques from rope work to safety checks and communication skills plus a lot more.

Level 1+2 Logbook and Certificate's cost £5.

For more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Head outside and see what real rock climbing is all about.

Go out with one of our instructors and safety equipment to use all the techniques you know to head up the rock faces. We have quite a few climbing venues around Hollingworth Lake that offer routes to suit all abilities.

The gritstone geology that makes up these crags provides a great learning ground for climbers of all abilities to start and hone their techniques, it’s also what many of the famous Manchester Climbers started climbing on.

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

Littleborough Sports Centre is ideal for private groups who want to book a dedicated climbing wall they can use and teach on.

To book or for more information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

Our qualified instructor and coaches can offer private sessions tailored to meet your needs - ideal for everyone from beginners to the advanced.

Whether you’re looking to start out in Climbing or looking for top tips on how to improve, you can book a private lesson for one person or two.

Cost: 1:1 £29 per hour, Concession £25, 2:1 £41 per hour, Concession £33.50

Private sessions can be booked in 1 hour slots.

To book or for further information please call us on 01706 370499 or email: holwac@link4life.org.

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To book Indoor Climbing sessions please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560.

 

For more information about NICAS and Outdoor Climbing please contact Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre on 01706 370499.

 

 

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Welcome to Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre

Who are we?

We’ve been around since 1989 and we’re Rochdale’s finest Outdoor Activity centre. We operate on Hollingworth Lake located in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. With good access to the motorway we see people visit us from lots of places including Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

What we offer:

See our full list of activities

Who we work with:

  • Schools
  • Groups
  • Uniformed groups
  • The General public

Check out our Centre Guide and Schools Brochure for more information.

We’re also a Royal Yatching Association Training Centre and hold the Adventure Activity Licence (AALA)

 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Click on the links below to view a series of FAQs on a wide range of topics that we get asked here at the Centre.

Gift vouchers are a great present that can be used on all of our activities and sessions, please call us on 01706 370499 or visit us at the centre to buy them.

Please seek professional medical advice before attending.

Please call us to check on 01706 370499 during office hours.

You will need a  day or annual permit which can be bought at Reception. We will need to see 3rd party insurance. Some National Governing Bodies like the Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing will provide it but please check with them directly, this is up to you to check.

To hire a boat we ask that you have a minimum Level 1 qualification or have had a direct assessment from one of our instructors, we are more than happy to provide this and it will need to be booked directly on 01706 370499.

The activity centre caters for all age groups starting with 4-6 year olds through our mini splash sessions.

From 6 years onwards we have different sessions available both on the water and on land either here at Hollingworth Lake or during our after school programs. From 16 years onwards we cater for adults on all of our Open Sessions, Tasters and Courses including Instructor Courses available with us.

Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre caters for a wide variety of groups, from schools, uniform groups like Scouts, Cadets, birthday parties, and freindship groups.

We are also set up to work with disability groups with a wide variety of options .

These are weather dependent - please call us on 01706 370499 to check availability.

If you can’t make a date for a course we offer 1:1 or 2 people to 1 instructor sessions with an instructor who will work with you at your pace to gain a qualification, please call us on 01706 370499 to arrange this.

We are a fully accessible Centre with hoists, changing facilities and toilets.

As part of Link4Life policy we welcome breastfeeding parents and children. We do have a small number of lockers in the Centre but any valuables can be stored with us behind the desk. We do not take responsibility of any personal equipment. There is a Council owned Pay and Display car park that you can use, please arrive with enough time to find a parking space. Around the area there are a number of cafes and restaurants available to get something to eat or drink.

For all water based activities you will need swimwear, a towel and a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. We provide wetsuits.

For dry activities you will need suitable clothing for being outside or inside depending on the session.

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Welcome to Littleborough Sports Centre

Littleborough Sports Centre has a state of the art fitness suite, three-court sports hall, multi-use games area (MUGA), grass pitches, indoor climbing wall and activity gym.

The fitness suite has over 60 resistance and cardio machines with individual TV monitors, fully interactive, cinema quality, video based cardio workouts and internet applications that provide the best in personal entertainment while you train.

The 3 court sports hall has facilities available for a range of indoor sports including badminton, five-a-side football, table tennis and squash.

Other facilities include a floodlit MUGA for 5-a-side or rugby, two rugby and three football grass pitches, indoor climbing wall and activity gym.

Indoor climbing sessions are available under the direction of qualified and experienced instructors from Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre. To book please contact Littleborough Sports Centre on 01706 927560. For details of these and other outdoor activity sessions visit www.link4life.org/holwac.

The brand new activity gym provides an additional fitness suite specifically for people who are new to exercise, as well as group bookings for people with specific health needs. The gym has a revolutionary range of swipe & save cardio, resistance and free weight equipment.

Venue Hire

Please ask at the centre for details about:

Room hire of the purpose-built community and meeting room.

Access

  • Littleborough Sports Centre is fully accessible to all public areas
  • Customers are invited to discuss any special needs
  • There is free on-site parking with disabled parking bays available.

Find out more about our services

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Climbing is available at the following venue(s):

Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre

01706 370499

Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre
Lakebank, Hollingworth Lake
Littleborough
Greater Manchester
OL15 0DQ

holwac@link4life.org

Littleborough Sports Centre

01706 927560

Littleborough Sports Centre
Calderbrook Road
Littleborough

OL15 9JN