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Hollinwood Branch Canal
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater Manchester
Natural England
Regional Team:
North West
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
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Grid Reference: SJ 910 994
Location: Failsworth, M35 9WJ
Owned by: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Managed by: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Off Junction 23 of the M60 towards Taunton. Along Newmarket road and onto Stannybrook road.
Visitor facilities: There is a rich diversity of plant life along the canal including several species which are rare in Greater Manchester, making it a vitally important wetland area. you are likely to spot ducks such as moorhen and mallard on the canal and if lucky you may glimpse sight of a water vole. The canal also attracts many insects, and in summer the bright flashes of dragonflies and damselflies darting over the water are a frequent sight.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Voluntary Rangers
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Park Bridge Heritage Centre Tel; 0161 330 9613
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