| Healey Dell, Rochdale is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The area has officially been designated a Nature Reserve and is a beauty spot & wildlife sanctuary rich in industrial archaeology, two miles from Rochdale town centre on the way to Whitworth and Bacup. The River Spodden has carved its way through the woodlands through thousands of years, creating delightful scenery and spectacular waterfalls which once powered ancient corn, wool and cotton mills. A disused 1800s railway line is now a nature trail with magnificent views from a 100-foot high viaduct. The building restoration - from a former Rangers' Office' to the magnificent place it has become has taken place from December 2012 to the opening day on Good Friday 2013. Originally, fired by the commitment and passion of two local business-people, Philip Barrett & Janice Percy, The Healey Dell Heritage Centre & Tea Rooms was operated as a non-profit organisation run entirely by unpaid volunteers until February 2017 when it was taken into private ownership by Alvaro Pereira Junior and his wife Alina. The Heritage Exhibition is an all year round fixed feature - A fascinating insight in to the history and industrial heritage of the nature reserve. Throughout the building we have an exhibition of art / photography by local artists; all pieces on display are available to buy.