856 Rakewood Viaduct

Countless people have driven over the M62 Rakewood Viaduct, but few will have walked under it. Here is a different world of old farms, quiet footpaths and a look at twenty massive pillars supporting the motorway.

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LOCATION: Rochdale
START: Milnrow. Turn right off B6225 immediately after Soccer Village, to picnic area opposite Birchinley Hall
Grid ref: SD928138 Postcode: OL163DG
DISTANCE: 5 miles
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL- South Pennines Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Promontory café usually open
EN ROUTE: Hollingworth, Bib Knowl, Castle Hill, Schofield, Pennine Bridleway

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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