Broadbottom Village

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Visit Broadbottom

Are you planning to visit our village?  We have a range of beautiful, interesting and fun things for you to do.

Historical interest

The origins of our village’s name lie in the ancient Anglo-Saxon era – meaning broad hollow. And today, Broadbottom has interesting historical sites for you to enjoy. 

A simple walk through our village will reveal a lot of historical interest for you, from our picturesque Summerbottom Weavers’ cottages to our railway and footbridge.

Visit the Broad Mill and the Historic Dye Vats to learn about Broadbottom’s heritage in the textile industry. The village is still home to Lymefield Mill, involved in the production of textiles since the 1860s. Today, the Mill Shop has an amazing selection of fabrics to inspire any interior design, arts and crafts or bespoke project. 

Natural beauty 

We’re surrounded by an array of stunning walks and beauty spots. Grab a copy of the Broadbottom Walks booklet for a range of walks to suit all levels.

For nature lovers, we recommend the footpaths through Great Woods.  One of the few remaining ancient woodland sites in Tameside, a stroll through these woods will reveal Oak, Birch, Alder Beech and Willow Trees that are up to 400 years old. 

If you’re looking for a romantic spot for a picnic, The Etherow Gorge is the place for you. Settle onto the rocks and enjoy the rushing river surrounded by peaceful woodland. 

If you’re looking for a little more of a challenge, why not walk up the hill and take in the views – you’ll see Manchester and Cheshire! 

Leisurely activities

For a daytime treat, we recommend a visit to Lymefield Tearooms. The perfect place for lunch, the tearoom is a part of Broadbottom’s popular farm shop and garden centre. 

If you’re looking for a place to unwind, and maybe an award-winning hand crafted ale from its Greenmill Brewery, then a trip to the Harewood Arms is definitely in order. 

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